Well, I have been waiting for this since we moved to OKC, and they finally announced that Whole Foods signed a lease in OKC that is very close to our new place. Here is the news story that makes it official…
It’s short and sweet, but the bottom line is that they signed the lease and will start building soon!! I like living in Oklahoma City for the most part, and it has improved a lot since our move to a friendlier, safer neighborhood. My main issue with our area is the lack of grocery store options, especially close ones. There is of course the Super WalMart, but the one near us is not really the ideal shopping experience. There are a couple of other grocers- Homeland (sad, sad produce section) and Buy and Save (went in one time and a woman followed me around the whole time begging). There is another one that is decent called Crest, but it’s kind of a far drive for us, and there’s also Super Target if you want to get on the turnpike. I’m really excited about the new option so close and the good vegetarian items that they have.
I love this store for a couple of reasons:
1. It is beautiful inside.
2. They have new and foreign things you might not find in another OK grocer, besides the Asian market- that place has many interesting, non-Oklahoma things, and if you live in OKC you should check it out at 28th (about) and Claussen
3. They have quite the selection of cheeses – my favorite thing!
4. They also have a great little restaurant in the store, maybe more like a cafeteria style, but still very fun.
I know whole foods is commonly known as “whole paycheck” so we may not be able to shop there all the time, but it’s fun to have the option. Also, I like to just walk the aisles and see what’s available, and the free samples don’t hurt anything. I think the store will open in 2011 so this excitement is a little pre-mature but just thought I would share the news!
Have a great Tuesday!