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Midtown’s Whole Foods site on 14th Street ready for construction

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Grocery store will rise next to Apogee Midtown, the tallest residential building going up in Atlanta in the last decade

An excavation of a few stories.
The pit, prepped for construction of Whole Foods.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

A long-awaited grocery store (that isn’t Publix) will soon be coming to the heart of Midtown, at 14th and Spring streets, next to the under-construction Apogee Midtown apartment tower.

Site prep is progressing for the construction of a Whole Foods, which will be just the second grocery in the booming neighborhood.

The three-story supermarket—complete with brewpub, restaurants, and a cooking school—will do little to hide the towering 12-story parking deck that it backs up to.

But the store should appeal to the upscale demographic that’s quickly defining the area. Across the street, No2 Opus Place—with condos up to $12 million apiece—aims to start construction later this year.

As more residents move into town, expect the trend of grocery store construction to continue, in order to feed the masses.

According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Kroger purchased a seven-acre site at the corner of 17th Street at Northside Drive, west of Atlantic Station, for a new grocery store within the planned Fuqua development. When built, the Kroger will join a Publix and Target already serving Midtown-area residents.

Farther south, in downtown, a redevelopment vision calls for a grocery store at Underground Atlanta, too.

While plans initially called for the Midtown Whole Foods to open early next year, expect to see that date push back.

The parking deck of Apogee Midtown, which will loom large over the store.
Michael Kahn, Curbed