Whole Foods Will Become Woodbury’s 11th Grocery Store

The natural foods chain leases 45,000 square feet at the CityPlace mixed-use development.

Whole Foods Market is coming to Woodbury to serve the growing East Metro suburb. It’s the latest addition to Woodbury’s CityPlace development site and announcement spotlights the suburb’s crowded grocery scene.
The group redeveloping the former State Farm property said Tuesday that the Austin, Texas-based natural foods chain leased 45,000 square feet at the site. The store is expected to open in 2017.
Florida-based Elion Partners said the 100-acre parcel at Radio Drive and I-94—called CityPlace—will be a 700,000-square-foot mixed-use campus with restaurants, retail shops, a 116-room Residence Inn and office space. After announcing Whole Foods’ lease, Elion said development plans include another 120,000 square feet of retail space. More tenants will be revealed soon.
The new Whole Foods will become Woodbury’s 11th grocery store, according to the Pioneer Press. The chain’s six Twin Cities locations now in operation consist of two in Minneapolis and one each in St. Paul, Edina, Maple Grove and Minnetonka.