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Aronov Brings Whole Foods Market to Montgomery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2014

Aronov and Whole Foods Market announced today plans for a 40,000 square-foot Whole Foods Market in Montgomery at the new Chase Corner retail development. Whole Foods Market in Montgomery will be the company’s first central Alabama location and will anchor Chase Corner at the intersection of Taylor Road and I-85. Site preparation has begun on the project with completion expected in early 2016.

Founded in 1980, Whole Foods Market is the nation’s leading natural and organic food retailer and has been named as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. 

“We are really excited to bring a new shopping experience to the Montgomery community,” stated Omar Gaye, Whole Foods Market South Region President. “We look forward to opening our doors here, offering fresh, healthy food options, and partnering with the community at our third store in Alabama.” 

“We are thrilled to partner with Whole Foods on their entry into the Montgomery market,” stated Owen Aronov, President of Aronov Realty Management. “Whole Foods is truly one of the country’s premier retailers and we are delighted they have chosen Montgomery and Chase Corner as one of their newest locations.”

Whole Foods Market features a fresh and enticing selection of natural foods in their purest state, free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, and preservatives as well as hydrogenated fats. Whole Foods Market offers shoppers the highest quality, best-tasting and freshest foods in an inviting setting. Each store is unique and is designed to meet the needs of their local markets. Combine the great-tasting food with outstanding customer service and the result is a pleasantly atypical grocery shopping experience. 

In addition to Whole Foods Market at Chase Corner, there will be an additional 14,000 square feet of retail space available for lease. 

The entry of the new Whole Foods Market will bring an estimated 175 jobs to Montgomery. 

“This is great news for Montgomery and central Alabama,” stated Mayor Todd Strange. “We are honored that Whole Foods has chosen to locate in our community and we congratulate Aronov on the success of recruiting them here. It’s always good news when we can add additional jobs and tax revenue that a quality company like this will generate.” 

Whole Foods Market, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is the leading natural and organic food retailer and is America’s first national certified organic grocer. Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”TM captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhance shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. With more than 80,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market had sales of $12.9 billion in 2013 and currently has 379 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information about Whole Foods Market, visit www.wholefoods.com

Aronov is the largest privately-owned, fully diversified real estate company in the Southeast with over 100 properties, and performs acquisitions, development, management, leasing and brokerage services for its portfolio and property owned by third parties. Leasing inquiries for Chase Corner may be made to Gary Jones at Aronov at 334-277-1000. 

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