COLLEYVILLE, TX—Whole Foods Market has plans to open a 40,000-square-foot store here next year, as it expands westward from Fort Worth.  

Centennial Real Estate Co. in Dallas said the store will go in space formerly occupied by Albertson’s in the Village Park at Colleyville shopping center at Texas 26 and Glade Road. The space that has been vacant since 2007, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Mark Dixon, Whole Foods Southwest region president, told the paper that the Colleyville shopping center “a desirable location and a perfect fit for Whole Foods Market. With our current store in Arlington and future location in Highland Village, our westward expansion gives more guests a convenient location for natural and organic culinary options.”

Centennial said it plans to renovate the center and adapt the space for the new Whole Foods Market store while modernizing other retail areas. The store is expected to open in mid-2014.

Westlake Ace Hardware, Goody Goody Liquor and Vineyard’s Antique Mall are also located in the 190,664-square-foot center.

In its earnings report last week, Whole Foods said it recently signed 11 new leases. In addition to Colleyville, new stores are scheduled for Toronto, Canada; Canada; Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA, West Palm Beach, FL, Lafayette and New Orleans, Louisiana, Westford, Mass., St. Louis, MS. Cherry Hill, NJ, and Newport News, VA.

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