Whole Foods Market is coming to Upper St. Clair.
The grocery store, which emphasizes natural and organic products, is planned to open in the fall of 2015 at the site of the former Consol Energy headquarters on the corner of Washington and Fort Couch roads.
“We are proud to seek and develop in areas that share a strong commitment and passion for quality natural and organic foods,” stated Scott Allshouse, Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic region president. “Opening in South Hills is an excellent opportunity for us to plant solid roots, encourage economic growth, job creation and community engagement. We are looking forward to joining the neighborhood and curating long-lasting relationships and partnerships in South Hills and its surrounding areas.”
The two-story office building on the site is currently being demolished. The new Whole Foods Market store will be 40,000 square feet and have 222 parking spots, according to the news release.
“We are extremely excited to bring the most respected national grocery purveyor to our community. We share the Whole Foods philosophy of quality, wholesome products grown with respect for our environment,” stated Gerard J. Cipriani, developer and Cipriani & Werner PC president. "Whole Foods has shown great loyalty to the South Hills throughout this process and will continue to do so, helping us attract the finest in restaurant and retail opportunities benefiting our friends and neighbors."
Details of the new store are still coming together, according to the news release.
The store is part of a controversial mixed-use development that Upper St. Clair commissioners approved zoning for in October 2011.
Whole Foods will join three other grocery stores located off Route 19 in or near Upper St. Clair, including Giant Eagle Market District, Trader Joe's and The Fresh Market that is currently under construction.