With New Wynnewood Whole Foods Coming, Other Buildings to be Demolished
A WP Realty representative provided some more details on the new Wynnewood Whole Foods store, set to open in 2015.
As Patch reported earlier this week, the Wynnewood Whole Foods has signed a lease and will be moving to a larger location with more parking—moving from a 16,650 square foot store to a new 45,000 foot store with 254 parking spaces, according to a Whole Foods press release.
Dan Fuchs, vice president of construction and development at WP Realty, spoke with Patch on Friday regarding the upcoming development.
Here are some highlights:
Will it be a standalone store? The new store will not be the anchor store in a stretch of stores, but a standalone store, Fuchs confirmed.
Where exactly will it be? The new store will extend from Wynnewood Rd. and Hampstead Circle down to 23 Wynnewood Rd. The store will end before the Citizens Bank property, which is not owned by WP Realty.
What will happen to the buildings there currently? The stores affected, located from 1 E. Wynnewood Rd. to 23 E. Wynnewood Rd., include Cumberland Farms, an office building and Library Video Company. Those buildings will be demolished, Fuchs said.
"We have some flexibility with their leases," Fuchs said. "They're all short term leases at this point."
What will not be affected? Not affected by the new Whole Foods building are Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (29 E. Wynnewood Rd.) and 35-39 E. Wynnewood Road, all of which are also owned by WP Realty.
Is more development coming? The original Whole Foods press release stated that the new store would be part of a revitalization effort on the Wynnewood Road corridor, located across from the Wynnewood Shopping Center.
No changes to WP Realty's other properties (29 E. Wynnewood Rd., 35-39 E. Wynnewood Rd.) have yet been announced.
"We're looking at options for that; there's nothing concrete right now," Fuchs said.
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