Whole Foods Market(r) Voss to celebrate grand opening
Willie Grace | 4/6/2015, 2:50 p.m.
WHAT: Whole Foods Market's Voss store in Houston will open Wednesday, April 8, following a 7:30 a.m. bread-breaking ceremony and remarks from company and community officials.
In celebration of its grand opening, the store will hold tastings and special sales, and will offer live music and activities for all ages. Additionally, the first 500 shoppers will receive a Whole Foods Market reusable shopping bag.
As a part of Whole Foods Market's commitment to the community, the store will host a series of 1 percent community giving days during opening week. Guests can support a different Houston nonprofit each day, simply by shopping.
The following organizations will receive 1 percent of sales and will join the store in opening events:
April 8 - Houston Symphony
April 9 - Quilts for Kids
April 10 - Pup Squad Rescue
April 11 - Trotter Family YMCA
April 12 - Houston Arboretum
Mikaila Ulmer, 10-year-old founder of Bee Sweet Lemonade and recent "Shark Tank" contestant, will join Whole Foods Market's Texas local forager for a special announcement at the ceremony.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 8
7:30 a.m. - Bread Breaking Ceremony
8 a.m. - Store Opens
WHERE: Whole Foods Market Voss
1407 South Voss Road
Houston, TX 77057
Store hours: 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily
WHY: The store, at 1407 South Voss Road, will replace the company's Woodway location, which will close April 3.
Also on opening day, the store's team leader, Andrew King, will present one Houston ISD school with a garden grant from the Whole Kids Foundationhttp://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/caring-communities/whole-kids-foundation. The school was chosen from a pool of local applicants.