Here's what's going inside the Woodbury Whole Foods
As the May 24 opening date approaches for Woodbury Whole Foods, the company revealed Thursday what will be going inside.
Anchoring the 100-acre CityPlace development near Interstate 94 and Radio Drive, the natural foods grocer will be equipped with a taproom, cold brew coffee served on tap and a mochi ice cream bar, among others, according to a company announcement Thursday.
The taproom will feature a variety of local and hard to find beers. Dubbed the CityPlace Taproom, the attached beer room will also serve up food items like breakfast bowls, chicken sausages and brisket poutine.
Riding on the latest food trend, the Woodbury Whole foods will also have a mochi ice cream bar.
The company added mochi bars to some of its stores this year, and customers will be able to have their pick of nine flavors of mochi, a popular Japanese-American dessert made from rice dough and bite-sized ice cream balls.
Just in time for summer, the cold press coffee bar will offer up iced coffee, as well as blended and espresso drinks.
The Woodbury Whole Foods will also offer sausages, sushi and Neapolitan-style pizza made in-house, as well as an outdoor dining area with a fireplace.
The store will also include a wine and cheese shop that will carry more than 800 wines and 100 varieties of local, natural and organic cheeses.
“Wine and cheese night will never be the same,” the Thursday news release said.
Whole Foods currently operates five stores in the Twin Cities metro, with the majority of its locations being on the west side of town.
The 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods joins a final handful of businesses opening that have opened at CityPlace this spring.
On May 24, Whole Foods plans to launch its Woodbury store by hand-tearing a 5-foot-long braid of bread.
A long-time company tradition, the bread-breaking ceremony takes the place of a ribbon cutting event.
Customers can grab a piece as they enter the store opening day. The 9 a.m. opening event will also include gift card giveaways.
Elion Partners, the lead developers for CityPlace, is also planning a June 29 event to celebrate the completion of the project's retail phase following openings from Whole Foods and Sierra Trading Post.
Nordstrom Rack and La-Z-Boy opened at CityPlace earlier this spring.