Uptown, Dallas urban center welcomes new pedestrian-centric, amenity-rich Whole Foods Market

By: Alex Bingham
31 August 2015

CTA_post_WholeFoodsMarket_UptownDallas_StoreAdWhole Foods Market’s newest and highly anticipated store is now open for business. Nestled in the rapidly growing urban center of Uptown, Dallas, the eight-story, mixed-use development integrates a street-level Whole Foods Market with luxe apartments and townhomes designed to complement the surrounding historic district.

Keeping in line with Whole Foods’ core values, oak, pecan, gum, and pine woods were salvaged from the site to be repurposed as architectural elements used throughout the interior of the store as wall finishes and custom millwork pieces. A sustainability-conscious effort, this project was built under Dallas’s relatively new Green Construction Code adopting specific chapters of the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC), with amendments.

The pedestrian-centric store offers up ample indoor and outdoor seating in way of sidewalk picnic tables, mezzanines, and balconies. Patrons and neighbors can tuck their vehicles away in the subterranean parking garage, arrive on the historic M-Line trolley, travel by foot, or opt to utilize provided bike racks.

Uptown features an in-store smokehouse, a brick pizza oven, and a 24-tap taproom offering beer, four wines, and cold-brewed coffee tapped from whiskey barrels. The four-story grand stair seamlessly links the two levels of underground parking to the sales floor and mezzanine seating where patrons can take a break and enjoy the city views overlooking McKinney Avenue. This project is the first of its kind in North Texas and serves as an anchor for Uptown and its surrounding community.

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