Whole Foods Announces Fort Worth Opening Date

It’s been nearly three years in the making, but Whole Foods Market will finally open its first Fort Worth location, inside the new Waterside development, on Oct. 12. The 45,000-square-foot store will serve as the anchor for the 63-acre, mixed-use development, currently under construction at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive. This will be the Austin-based company’s first Fort Worth location and the 13th in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Whole Foods Market’s local community liaison, Steffany Steichen, says the outdoor-friendly aspect of the development, which plans to embrace foliage, fitness and outdoor seating in an area called “The Grove,” is a major benefit. “We’ve really enjoyed exploring our new neighborhood and knowing our shoppers will have great access to outdoor recreational spots like Trinity Trail and The Grove,” Steichen said. 

The store will house a taproom with 16 draft beers, a dozen TVs and a shuffleboard table. With an ode to local brews, tables in the taproom will be made from Rahr & Sons barrels. Guests can grab a beer before grocery shopping and place their empty glass in several return glass holders located throughout the store.

Meanwhile, the meat department will showcase barbecue with a full-service area with pit-style meats, hot and cold sides and several less-traditional offerings, including stuffed quail. The prepared food section of the store will include Whole Foods staples like hot offerings, a salad bar and self-serve pizza and sushi.

Fellow Waterside tenants REI, Taco Heads, Sur La Table and Tokyo Joes are already open in the center.   Whole Foods Market, 3720 Vision Drive, watersidefw.com