Whole Foods Market, a chain that sells natural and organic groceries, said it will open a large store in the Tysons Corner area of Virginia near a Metro station.
The store will be located in a new development of stores, offices and housing called the Boro near the Greensboro Metro stop on the Silver Line. It will be about 70,000 square feet, making it one of the chain’s biggest stores in the area. An opening date has not been set.
“Tysons Corner is truly a growing hub for the D.C. area — it deserves a store that will evolve alongside of it,” Scott Allshouse, president of Whole Foods’s Mid-Atlantic region, said in a statement. “As a flagship location, we are dreaming up new innovations that will make this store unlike any other.”
The Boro is a 3.7 million-square-foot project being built by Bethesda-based developer Meridian Group near Routes 7 and 123 in Fairfax County.
Whole Foods already has a store on Route 7 at the Idylwood Plaza Shopping Center in Falls Church. The chain had been looking for another spot in that area for some time, as part of its plan to add more stores in the D.C. region.
On Wednesday, Whole Foods also said it plans to open a 40,000-square-foot store near Howard University in the District. That store will be in the 900 block of Florida Avenue NW at a project being built by MRP Realty and Ellis Development Group. No opening date has been set.
Recently, Whole Foods said it would add stores near Nationals Park in the District’s Southeast area and on H Street NE, along with possibly at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The Whole Foods chain includes more than 400 stores in the United States and 10 in the Washington area.