Whole Foods Markets plans store in Buffalo

In this March 25, 2014, file photo, shows a Whole Foods store in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Whole Foods Markets announced they have signed a lease for a new store location in Buffalo. A store spokesperson says they cannot give out a location at this time.

Whole Foods’ Michael Sinatra said, “After many years of hearing from residents of Buffalo, NY and its surrounding communities, we’re thrilled to officially announce plans to bring a Whole Foods Market to Western New York. We will announce the exact location in partnership with the developer in the near future. We look forward to creating new career opportunities, partnering with local food purveyors and serving this community. We hope to open in 2016.”

The grocery store features natural and organic foods. Since opening in 1980, the grocery chain has 379 stores.

Whole Foods also announced stores planned in Chappaqua, New York, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Fort Worth, Texas, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Metuchen, New Jersey, North Wales, Pennsylvania, and Richmond, Virginia.

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