Lexington’s Whole Foods Market secures new home

March 28, 2014 by  

The Summit, a 60-acre, mixed-use property site at Nicholasville Road and Man O’ War Boulevard, will soon be the new home of Lexington’s Whole Foods Market. The store will occupy a facility that, at 40,000 square feet, will be the largest building currently planned for the site.

Scott Allshouse, Mid-Atlantic president for Whole Foods, released a statement on the impending move that noted:

“Whole Foods Market is excited about the opportunity to provide even more people in the Lexington community access to fresh food and ingredients. By relocating our Lexington store to The Summit, we will have more space, improved access and updated features.

“We look forward to hearing from our neighbors in the area on what they would like in this new, updated store.”

In addition to area shoppers, local businesses also welcome the addition of retail and hospitality venues since it serves to expand their client base. For area vendors, such as wholesale food distributors or printing companies that offer brochure, catalog, or business card printing services, The Summit offers another opportunity to acquire new customers and boost the bottom line.

Bayer Properties, the firm overseeing The Summit’s development, is delighted to have secured the lease with such a prominent food retailer. It works well, according to spokesperson, David Silverstein, with the upscale shopping, dining, and housing concept of the development.

When completed, The Summit is expected to host 20 separate buildings, and these include restaurant and retail space, 300 housing units, and parking that can accommodate 2,500 vehicles.