The rumors have been swirling for some time…
Unfortunately, now I have learned that they are true!
WHOLE FOODS MARKET will be closing its popular Overland Park store at 91st and Metcalf at the end of the year.
It’s something the folks at NATURAL GROCERS should be happy about since they attract similar shoppers and are almost next door to each other.
For you and me? Not to worry.
The other WHOLE FOODS MARKET on 119th street in Overland Park will remain a going concern.
Ditto the Olathe outlet.
So what is in the cards for associates of the old location?
A bright new expanded flagship store that will open on the Missouri side of the state line—specifically near the UMKC campus.
And according to several employees we spoke with, they will be given the opportunity to transfer to the new location when it opens for business in early 2018.
My personal take? I liked the old market, but the business probably had outgrown the space. And parking could be a real problem during busy times of the day and on weekends.
So bye, bye to the old and hello to the new—a WHOLE FOODS MARKET crossing the border.