Employees and construction workers busily scurried in and out of the newly rebuilt Whole Foods Market at Casas Adobes Plaza on Monday, preparing for its Aug. 27 reopening.
In January 2013, the then- 16,000-square-foot building, was fully dismantled down to the ground and rebuilt into a 31,000-square-foot store.
Throughout the process, Whole Foods Market, worked to maintain the architectural style of the plaza, repeating its brick arches, red concrete and brick sidewalks and red Spanish tile roof. It even reused timber from the old store.
“It’s kinda cool because the old store is part of the new store,” said Scott Holmes, store team leader. “It looks like part of the center.”
Employees of the new store are a mix of former employees who transferred to the new River Road location and new hires, Holmes said. Those employees are what will make the store “so great,” he said.