AUSTIN -- A popular grocer will finally open its doors in the Domain next month.
On Jan. 15 Whole Foods will open in North Austin. The environmentally-friendly building covers 63,000 square feet and will feature works by Austin artists, skylights and even a rainwater collection system to water the landscape.
It will also include several eateries unique to Austin and the company including:
- Public Domain, a recycled freight train shipping container converted into an outdoor beer and bratwurst bar (plus one root beer, always on tap)
- Outdoor performance space for live music
- Washers for yard game fans
- Texas Ramen venue, featuring Japanese Ramen with a Texas BBQ twist
- Whole Body juice bar with six new varieties of cold pressed juices
- A four-foot beer ally that includes 100 point rated beer
- 11 different seating areas throughout the store, including a plaza with gas fireplaces, lounge seating by the coffee bar, and an upper patio with rocking chairs
- Draft Shack, the store’s indoor oyster bar featuring chargrilled oysters, gumbo, BBQ shrimp, and 45 beers on tap
- Indoor community meet-up space for yoga classes, craft nights, and cooking classes
The store will officially open at 8 a.m. The first 500 shoppers will receive a free gift and will be able to enjoy storewide tastings, sampling from local vendors, a photo booth, special sales, giveaways, music and events for all ages.
Guests will be able to support several Austin non-profits throughout the opening week just by shopping. The following non-profits will receive one percent of sales on the below dates and will join the store in opening events:
Wednesday, January 15 - Jewish Community Center of Austin
Thursday, January 16 - Emancipet
Friday, January 17- Austin Creative Reuse
Saturday, January 18 - Girlstart
Sunday, January 19 - Back on my FeetThis store will be the fifth Whole Foods location in Austin.