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Southland Whole Foods To Open Nov. 2

A Whole Foods in the South Suburbs? Texas-based supermarket opening in mid-fall in the former Borders bookstore on LaGrange Road.

Whole Foods Market announced Tuesday that its new store at 15260 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park will be opening on Friday, Nov. 2.

The Texas-based chain said Emily Conklin, with the company for 14 years, will be the store manager. She will be moving over from the supermarket’s store in Chicago’s Lake View community.

The store, one of eight the company is opening this year, will be the chain’s 18th store in the Chicago market and the first in the Southland.

At 27,000 square feet, the store is on the small size, especially when compared to a Meijer or Jewel, but Whole Foods prides itself on featuring natural and organic foods free of artificial ingredients and hydrogenated fats.

Whole Foods has said the store would bring 150 to 160 jobs.

The store will open with a week of special events and sales.

C. Martinez September 13, 2012 at 03:50 PM
FINALLY! I LOVE WHOLE FOODS!
Anna goelz September 13, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I'm willing to pay a little more to eat healthy!!! It's the least I can do for myself!!!
Joe Ski September 13, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Ive found quite a few products cheaper here than at jewel or dominicks. Very excited.

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