Whole Foods Market Confirms They Are Planning To Open Two New Stores In Miami & Miami Beach

Whole Foods has announced plans to expand in the fast-growing Miami market.

The company will open two new supermarkets in the area, a Whole Foods Market spokesperson confirmed to The Next Miami by email yesterday.

One of the new stores will be in the city of Miami, with another new store in Miami Beach. The new locations will relieve pressure on the chain’s two ultra-busy stores in each of those cities.

Further details regarding the new stores, including their locations, could not be released yet, the spokesperson said.

The downtown Miami Whole Foods in particular appears to be doing an extremely high volume of business, judging by number of customers and delivery people inside.

Whole Foods opened their downtown Miami store at Met 3 in January 2015.

Where could the two new stores be?

One possible location is Midtown or Edgewater.

Developer Crescent Heights announced last month they have a signed lease for a national organic grocer to open at the base of their new Nema Tower between Midtown Miami and Edgewater. The name of the new grocer could not be revealed, the developer said.

Another Midtown possibility is within Midtown Miami itself.  Midtown Opportunities said last year that they were planning a mixed-use project there anchored by an organic grocer on vacant land once owned by Walmart.

In South Beach, Crescent Heights obtained approval in 2015 for a 55,000-square-foot Whole Foods with three floors of parking above on Alton Road. However, city records show that a construction permit filed that same year was abandoned in 2018.

 

 

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Anonymous
8 days ago

Great news, as both current Whole Foods locations are very busy. Trader Joe’s is coming to Coral Gables. Midtown and Downtown/Brickell areas could also use a Trader Joe’s.

Anonymous
8 days ago

I welcome any Whole Foods.

Anonymous
7 days ago

I live in the Design District I am so glad that they decided not to put a Walmart in this area of Midtown it would have not been a good look for our neighborhood I’m looking forward to a Whole Foods

Anonymous
7 days ago

i even donated to the lawsuit before i moved to midtown, it would of been horrible

Anonymous
8 days ago

Does anyone in mid Town actually drive to the downtown Whole Foods? Or is it mostly delivery?

Anonymous
8 days ago

I live in Edgewater and used to drive to Downtown WF’s… now because of Covid and don’t visit as often.

Looking forward to an Edgewater/Midtown store.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Yes, its not exactly far. I visit either the South Beach or Downtown Whole Foods, depending on what other errands I have.

Anonymous
8 days ago

I live in midtown and just go to publix or target. If a wholefoods opens there near by I would go there.

Tom
8 days ago

@ Edgewater it would be amazing!

Realtalk Reilly
8 days ago

Plenty of places for another Whole Foods in the downtown/midtown area and I’m sure the market will support it. But another one in South Beach? Not so sure.

South Beach already has a Whole Foods, along with a Fresh Market, a Trader Joe’s and three Publixes within 2-3 miles of each other. The existing Whole Foods does seem crowded, but mainly because it is small and cramped. I don’t believe the market is there to sustain two Whole Foods locations in South Beach along with the other stores mentioned.

They should either build a bigger Whole Foods and close the existing one, or tear down the existing one and build a larger one in its place, with a parking garage above it instead of wasting all that space with the surface lot that’s there now.

Realtalk Reilly
8 days ago

Come to think of it, I am amending my previous comment — rather than building a new, bigger Whole Foods, I guess another option would be to open another small one, like the one that’s there now. I just remembered that the former Epicure location on Alton Road might work for that.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Miami World Center?!?

Anonymous
8 days ago

Absolutely!

Anonymous
8 days ago

No, that’s way too close to the one already located in Downtown, a Whole Foods in Midtown or Edgewater makes much more sense and is more of a halfway point to the one in North Miami.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Publix in Edgewater is slammed everyday. In fact it’s a massive surprise that no one tried to cash in the 50K well to do residents of Edgewater other than publix.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Midtown is in dire need of a Whole Foods. That’s a great location for the next Whole Foods 👍🏾

Anonymous
8 days ago

Awesomeness

Gab
7 days ago

We Definitely need a Whole Foods in Midtown Miami!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Gosh! I am so thrilled. I presume they want my whole Social Security Check. So, instead of Whole Paycheck, they’ll be Whole Social Security Check.

Anonymous
4 days ago

Do they have greeters like Walmart? Maybe you can get a job there.

Anonymous
2 days ago

I heard the new one is going to be in Brickell. On the right side of the bridge…

Anonymous
5 hours ago

You mean the snobby side of the bridge

Anonymous
8 days ago

Thank God
Seems like in Miami the only options are Publix or Sedano’s
Both are lackluster at best

Anonymous
8 days ago

You take that back right now, Publix is God’s gift to Earth

Anonymous
8 days ago

Publix is the worst. I don’t understand the hype. At least the one in Brickell. They don’t have any variety of anything, no meats (like really, wtf, no meats at all, low quality cuts for $20/lb). That’s all I knew until recently since I live next to it so I did my groceries there for over 5 years. Then I discovered the Winn-Dixie in Coral Gables. That’s a Publix killer right there. Everything is better. Publix has the best subs though, but that’s about it.

Realtalk Reilly
8 days ago

You must not be from around here. That little mini-Publix in Brickell is not a typical example of a Publix supermarket. The more suburban ones are much better, and definitely far superior to Winn Dixie. Publix is consistently among the highest-rated grocery chains in America, but not every location is the same. The bigger, the better.

Biphf
8 days ago

I see you’ve never been to a Wegmans or Hannafords. Both put Publix to shame.

Anonymous
7 days ago

You obviously have never been to a real supermarket or are part of the Croqueta/pastelito Miami culture.

Anonymous
6 days ago

I’m Cuban so my croqueta game is strong. Publix sucks and it has nothing to do with Miamian culture. A combination of Winn Dixe and Whole Foods for me.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Or Fresh Market or Milan’s

Danny Costa
8 days ago

Publix > You

Anonymous
8 days ago

As someone who relocated to NYC for a few years, I used to DREAM about shopping at Publix while I lived there! Besides Trader Joes/Whole Foods, NYC supermarkets are a hot mess.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Now its aldi

Anonymous
8 days ago

Publix debates on TNM were legendary before the shutdown.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Publix is a political PAC disguised as a grocery store.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Awesome i live in midtown upper buena vista
I have been waiting for a whole-foods to open in this area !! Currently i shop at the whole-foods in north miami ! With all these condos in the area we need great choices for grocery shopping !!
I would definitely shop at whole-foods in midtown !!!
👋👋👋👋👋👋

Anonymous
8 days ago

what abou east hialeah? why whole food does n’t think about east hialeah? it would be nice if they opened a supermarket on east 8th avenue and 33 st