By Adam Van Brimmer
For those counting the days until Whole Foods opens its first Savannah store, the wait may be significantly shorter than anticipated.
Officially, the high-end grocer is sticking to its original targeted opening date of fall 2014 for its planned 35,000-square-foot market at the former Backus automobile dealership on Victory Drive. But the developer is to turn over the space to Whole Foods next April, and marketing materials for the site list Oct. 15, 2013 as the market’s opening date.
The sale of the Backus property and five other neighboring parcels closed Friday. Crews were on site Monday doing utility work, and demolition of the existing buildings on the site could commence as soon as the end of the week.