Whole Foods Market eyed for Decatur

Whole Foods Market eyed for Decatur

A new Whole Foods Market could come to Decatur at what’s become a busy area for redevelopment.

Developer S.J. Collins Enterprises is in advanced talks with Whole Foods for a site at North Decatur Road and Church Street, according to several sources familiar with the plans. The organic grocer could take a spot across Church Street from the Tesla Motors showroom.

Jeff Garrison, a partner with S.J. Collins, in a statement said he could not confirm the project. But, he said Decatur is a booming area that would be a good fit for a retail project.

The project would bring more investment and retail to an area that was overlooked for years, but now is seeing significant development.

Atlanta’s Fuqua Development is underway on its massive Decatur Crossing project at North Decatur Road and Scott Boulevard.

Nearby, Selig Enterprises redeveloped Suburban Plaza, bringing in new tenants including Walmart.

S.J. Collins has another Whole Foods project in the works at a project called Peachtree Crossing in Chamblee. The 11-acre project will be anchored by a 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods.

Whole Foods continues to expand in Atlanta, as Atlanta Business Chronicle reported on Friday, and looks to bring its new 365 stores to the market.