Whole Foods to open third location in Charlotte this week

A high-end grocery store is adding its third location near Providence Road next week. The new Whole Foods will open at 7221 Waverly Walk Ave. on May 23. The community is invited to a BBQ & Bluegrass event there benefiting Sustain Charlotte on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

“We’re excited to join South Charlotte’s growing community with the opening of our new Whole Foods Market Waverly,” said Ruben Duran, the Waverly store’s team leader.

“We hope members of the community will join us for some good food and music at the Bluegrass and BBQ event to celebrate the store opening. We are proud that all proceeds from this event will benefit Sustain Charlotte, an organization that is leading sustainability awareness and initiatives in the community.”

According to the website, there will be loads of samples to try at the new store, as well as grand opening deals this week.