After years of seeking approval from the city, Whole Foods will be entering a Fremont neighborhood near you soon.
A 52,000-square-foot Whole Foods and retail development at the northwest corner of Mowry Avenue and Paseo Padre Parkway was approved by City Council in July 2012.
A grading permit was issued on October 19 and building permit issuance for the full project is expected within the next few weeks.
The construction should be complete by Summer 2013.
The Whole Foods building will be 39,000 square feet, and the retail shops will be 13,000 square feet.
The Texas-born marketplace known for its natural foods and organically sound products.
The original Whole Foods Market opened in 1980 with only 19 people and a mission to expand; there were only less than half a dozen natural foods stores in the U.S.
Some of their core values include Quality Standards, Organic Farming, Seafood Sustainability, Animal Welfare Standards, Caring for Communities, and Whole Trade Guarantee, as stated on their website.