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Orland Whole Foods to open Nov. 2

Whole Foods Market said Tuesday that its Orland Park store will open Nov. 2.

The 27,000-square-foot store will be at 15260 S. LaGrange Road, in a former Borders bookstore.

It will be Whole Foods’ first Southland location, and its 18th store in the Chicago market.

The company said the store will open with a full week of sales and special events starting Nov. 2, and that the store will play host to events such as cooking demonstrations.

Orland Park officials see Whole Foods as adding to the village’s selection of niche retailers that have only a few stores in the Chicago market and can draw customers from a wider area.

Whole Foods will locate in Ravinia Plaza, where other tenants include Chipotle Mexican Grill, James & Sons Jewelry, Panera Bread and Pier 1 Imports, according to Inland Real Estate Corp., which owns the shopping center.

Texas-based Whole Foods has gained a following by offering products that support sustainable agricultural practices and featuring organic fruits and vegetables as well as environmentally friendly household cleaners.



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