Whole Foods, a Texas-based supermarket chain, announced last week its plan to open its first store in Prince George’s County. The 40,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open on April 12 at 6621 Baltimore Avenue in Riverdale Park, within proximity of the University of Maryland’s College Park.According to Whole Foods officials, the store will be designed around a self-service pretext. The new store will feature a “superfruit acai bowl bar, mochi and espresso and coffee bar, all of which will execute the ease of self-service.
“We’re excited to join Riverdale’s vibrant and growing community with the opening of our first Whole Foods Market in Prince George’s County,” said Pia DaSilva, the Riverdale store’s team leader said in a statement. “The store will be a great addition to Riverdale and a new gathering place for the community.”
The state-of-the-art grocery store is a dream come true for the residents in the Route 1 corridor. The county officials say they have been striving to drive economic development in the area and hope the upscale grocery will attract more dining and retail options.
The Riverdale Park Station $250 million development project includes the Whole Foods store, a boutique hotel, residences and retail, planned by the Cafritz family. Nearly $5 million in tax revenue will be generated by the project.