Boca Raton, Florida – Whole Foods Market, the popular supermarket chain known for its selection of organic and plant-based goods, is soon to expand its presence in Palm Beach County.
The new store, part of the Uptown Boca development, will be the seventh Whole Foods branch in the county and the second in the Boca Raton vicinity.
This forthcoming store is one of two new Whole Foods establishments planned for southern Palm Beach County, with another supermarket concurrently being constructed west of Boynton Beach. As an Amazon subsidiary, Whole Foods has become a prominent feature across Florida, with the Uptown Boca store set to be the 33rd in the state. However, details regarding the store’s opening date and size remain undisclosed.
Once operational, the new Whole Foods will enrich Uptown Boca’s diverse retail landscape, which currently boasts approximately 28 other retail and restaurant establishments within its 38-acre mixed-use facility. Uptown Boca tenants will enjoy access to an array of merchants such as Sephora, Bonefish Grill, Chick-fil-A, and BurgerFi.
Beyond the commercial amenities, Uptown Boca also houses 456 luxury rental apartments, providing a captive customer base for the new Whole Foods outlet. The Uptown Boca project, which launched in 2020, is the outcome of a partnership between Schmier Property Group, Giles Capital Group, and Rosemurgy Properties, together with Wheelock Street Capital. It is distinguished as the first new retail and Class-A multifamily project to open in west Boca Raton in over two decades.
In an interesting twist of fate, the retail space destined for Whole Foods at Uptown Boca was originally planned for an Amazon Fresh grocery store, another Amazon subsidiary. However, following an unexplained halt in the roll-out of Amazon Fresh stores late in 2022, the future of that supermarket chain remains uncertain. Whole Foods’ arrival in Uptown Boca, on the other hand, represents a significant expansion of its footprint in the region, marking a bright new chapter in the history of the upscale development.