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Midtown’s urbanized Whole Foods is beginning to take shape

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Once slated to open early this year, the sprawling grocery (with a rooftop terrace) at the base of Icon Midtown still has a ways to go

The grocery store from the corner of 14th and Spring streets.
The grocery store from the corner of 14th and Spring streets this week.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

In the not-too-distant future, when Midtowners ask Alexa where the nearest Whole Foods is, she’ll be able to reply, “Down the street.”

Work is plowing ahead at the southeast corner of 14th and Spring streets as the cosmopolitan grocery grows at the base of Icon Midtown. The store began construction last summer, after the site was excavated to make way for the large facility.

When complete, the store is slated to boast far more than just gourmet groceries.

The supermarket will span three stories and feature its own brewpub, restaurants, and a cooking school, as well as a rooftop terrace with skyline views.

The 14th Street facade of the building.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Spanning some 72,000 square feet, the Whole Foods will include entrances on West Peachtree, 14th, and Spring streets, providing plenty of visibility.

The glassy facade includes balconies—not the most common feature for grocery stores—and an array of finishes. Residents of the adjacent, 39-story Icon Midtown will have direct access into the store.

Construction was initially slated to wrap early this year, but delays at the outset likely mean the project won’t be completed until later in 2018.