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Whole Foods opening another store in Honolulu

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COMBob Madison is the personal shopper for Whole Foods Market in Kahala. Madison shops for people who call in or email orders then hands the orders to them when they pull up to the curb at the store. He is  holding the Personal Shopper Gift Card.
    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Bob Madison is the personal shopper for Whole Foods Market in Kahala. Madison shops for people who call in or email orders then hands the orders to them when they pull up to the curb at the store. He is holding the Personal Shopper Gift Card.

Whole Foods has signed a lease to open another store in Honolulu in Ward Village at the site of the former Nordstrom Rack and Office Depot.

The upscale grocer announced its Oahu expansion during the release of its first-quarter earnings report Tuesday. It will be the company’s third store on Oahu and fourth overall in the state.

Whole Foods said construction for the new 50,000-square-foot store, which will be the chain’s largest in the state, will begin in 2015. The store is expected to open in 2017 and hire 150 to 200 employees. There will be 425 additional parking spaces developed in support of the store.

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