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Whole Foods, Decatur officials mum about potential Decatur store

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Whole Foods, Decatur officials mum about potential Decatur store


Rendering of Whole Foods Market’s planned store in Uptown Charlotte. Source: wholefoodsmarket.com

The Atlanta Business Chronicle casually mentioned in a May 6 story that the Whole Foods grocery store chain is scouting locations around Decatur.

But so far the company and the city aren’t talking about whether a new store is in the works or where it might open.

Citing anonymous sources, the Business Chronicle says Whole Foods is “scouting for another store in the Decatur area.” To read the full story, click here.

Whole Foods declined to comment on the story.

“We have not announced any leases in Decatur,” Whole Foods spokesperson Darrah Gist said via email. “We announced Brookhaven and 17th Street yesterday on our quarterly earnings call.”

When pressed for more information, Gist said, “We are always looking for new store sites, but I cannot confirm where our real estate folks are looking.”

Decatur Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne, who focuses on community development and economic development, had no comment.

There’s one local development in the works that could be a potential candidate for a Whole Foods store.

In March, Decaturish Associate Editor Dena Mellick reported that developer Fuqua’s Decatur Crossing project will have an unidentified “organic grocer” as an anchor tenant. The development is located at the intersection of Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Road.

Fuqua did not return messages seeking comment.