S.J. Collins Enterprises

Whole Foods confirms plans to bring 365 concept to Decatur

Decatur will be the first community in Georgia to receive a 365 by Whole Foods Market grocery store.

The company confirmed the development on May 4. The opening date has not been announced.

The store will be part of the forthcoming North Decatur Square shopping center being developed by S.J. Collins Enterprises, according to a press release from S.J. Collins Enterprises. The store will be located at North Decatur Road and Church Street, just outside the Decatur city limits.

“The 365 by Whole Foods concept will be a great fit for this new, growing retail corridor in the north end of Decatur,” Jeff Garrison, partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises, said in the press release. “Close to downtown Atlanta, this location is ideal for shoppers looking for good, healthy and convenient food options that the grocery store will provide, along with several other chef-driven and fast-casual restaurants that we expect will fill North Decatur Square.”

The press release says North Decatur Square will have 90,000 square feet of commercial space, including the 365 store. There will be retail and restaurant tenants, the press release says. The shopping center is expected to be open by Spring of 2018.

A press release from Whole Foods says, “Designed to complement the Whole Foods Market brand, 365 by Whole Foods Market will feature a curated mix of products that adhere to the company’s industry-leading quality standards, in a modern and streamlined retail environment. Additionally, customers can expect to find unique in-store experiences through a program called ‘Friends of 365.'”

Whole Foods has signed 19 leases for the stores. The Decatur location is the only one confirmed for Georgia, so far.

Here is the full press release from S.J. Collins Enterprises:

Decatur Selected as One of First Cities for 365 by Whole Foods Market

DECATUR, Ga. – 365 by Whole Foods Market™, a concept grocery store that provides simple, affordable and convenient everyday shopping without sacrificing the quality standards and dedication to food transparency that Whole Foods Market pioneered, has chosen Decatur, Georgia as one of a select group of cities to roll out its new store and branding.

The new evolution of grocery stores by Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) will be unveiled at North Decatur Square, a new shopping plaza to be constructed at North Decatur Road and Church Street by Fairburn-based developer S.J. Collins Enterprises.

“The 365 by Whole Foods concept will be a great fit for this new, growing retail corridor in the north end of Decatur,” said Jeff Garrison, partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises. “Close to downtown Atlanta, this location is ideal for shoppers looking for good, healthy and convenient food options that the grocery store will provide, along with several other chef-driven and fast-casual restaurants that we expect will fill North Decatur Square.”

The first 365 by Whole Foods will open in Silver Lake, Calif. on May 25, 2016, followed by about 10 more over the next year, including cities like Lake Oswego, Ore., and Bellevue, Wash., Santa Monica, Calif., Evergreen Park, Ill., Sycamore Township, Ohio and Gainesville, Fla., among others.

North Decatur Square will include approximately 90,000 square feet of commercial space, including the grocery store and additional retail and restaurant tenants. It is expected to open in Spring 2018.

For more information, visit 365bywfm.com.

About S.J. Collins Enterprises:

Founded in 2007, S.J. Collins Enterprises is a privately held, commercial real estate development firm that is headquartered in Fairburn, Ga. S.J. Collins Enterprises is currently developing several projects in Georgia, Virginia, Ohio, South Carolina and Florida.

Here is the full press release from Whole Foods:

WHOLE FOODS MARKET ANNOUNCES SIX ADDITIONAL 365 BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET™ STORE LEASES

AUSTIN, Texas (May 4, 2016) – Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) today announced that it has signed another six leases for its 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores, bringing the total to 19 leases now signed. The new 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will be located in Akron and Toledo, Ohio; Bloomington, Indiana; Decatur, Georgia; and North Hollywood and Long Beach, California.

Whole Foods Market renegotiated leases in development for locations in Akron, Toledo and Bloomington, converting them from Whole Foods Market stores to 365 stores.

“Experience and efficiency were top-of-mind when making investments in developing these stores,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “Our new stores will give shoppers access to a thoughtful selection of high-quality food in a fun and efficient environment, whether it’s for a quick lunch stop or a weekly shopping trip.”

Designed to complement the Whole Foods Market brand, 365 by Whole Foods Market will feature a curated mix of products that adhere to the company’s industry-leading quality standards, in a modern and streamlined retail environment. Additionally, customers can expect to find unique in-store experiences through a program called “Friends of 365.”

Three 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will open in 2016: the first on May 25, in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles; the second on July 14, in Lake Oswego, Oregon; and the third, this fall in Bellevue, Washington. As many as 10 additional 365 by Whole Foods Market stores are expected to open in 2017.