Next year, Jackson will become home to the state's first Whole Foods Market. The upscale grocery store plans to open in Highland Village.
Thursday morning, Mayor Harvey Johnson joined city council members and other officials to break ground for the store. Visitors to Whole Foods Market will find organic products, prepared foods, baked goods, and more. Each store is designed to meet the needs of the people in its community.
"I think people are starting to approach food very differently. They're much more cognizant of the food they consume. To have an offering like this is going to be very rewarding for people," says Louis Masiello, Vice President of Development for WS Development.
Mayor Johnson says the 31,000-square-foot store will fit in perfectly with the retail landscape of the Capital City, and it will add 100 jobs.
"It's very important to have this kind of recognition, if you will, for a national chain like Whole Foods. It's a multi-billion dollar company. We're pleased to have this store locate here in Jackson," Mayor Johnson says.
Whole Foods Market will join nearly 50 other shops in Highland Square.
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