Rumored for months, it appears the plans are solidifying: Whole Foods Market in Henderson is creating a new in-house restaurant and bar in the hopes of attracting new customers and keeping existing shoppers around a little longer.
Headed to the Henderson city council, the proposal is expected to be fully approved. The Green Valley Parkway market is already a licensed location for selling alcohol.
This isn't the first in-store dining concept for the nationwide Whole Foods empire. Last month in Vauxhall, NJ the chain debuted BBQ, a small restaurant featuring appetizers, salads, barbecue sandwiches and platters.
And in Clark, NJ you can find the company's even more ambitious Clark Bar, a full-size, fast casual restaurant described as "an ideal place for area residents and families to grab a refreshing cocktail, beer or glass of wine in addition to a delicious quick lunch or casual dinner." Opened in August, the business has already been partnering with local brewers for beer dinners.
Details of a completion timetable for the Henderson project have yet to be revealed and the name, style and scale of the project are currently under wraps.