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October 11, 2016

Whole Foods to hold storewide closing sale prior to opening of new 'innovative' Philly location

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A rendering of Whole Foods' newest store, which will be Philadelphia's largest.

Philly is days away from the grand opening of what Whole Foods Market is calling its "largest and most innovative" store in the city.

Featuring a 140-seat food hall with selections from some Philly favorites, including Cheu Noodle Bar and Dizengoff, 16 beers on tap, a coffee bar and much more, the Rodin Square store will open Friday. It's found on Pennsylvania Avenue and 22nd Street.

So what happens to its Callowhill store, found a stone's throw away at 21st and Callowhill streets? Well, it's closing Wednesday and moving its 270-person staff to the neighboring location and hiring a handful more, said Annie Cull, a Whole Foods spokesperson.

Until the Callowhill location officially closes its doors, however, there will be a sale starting at 30 percent off on whatever is left on the shelves – warning, there's not much.

The store will open at 9 a.m. Wednesday and the sale will be extended "while supplies last." Metro Marketing Team Leader Kerry Shepski told Be Well Philly that she suspects everything to be sold out by the early afternoon. 

In a Facebook post, the store warns shoppers to "get [there] early!"

The 30,000-square-foot Callowhill Whole Foods will soon become Philly's fourth Target.

“We are so proud to be relocating our Callowhill store in the heart of historic Philadelphia and cannot wait to share our new city vista with shoppers,” Laurent Dallot, the store’s team leader, said in a news release. “We know customers will love the huge variety of in-store dining options and local products, but we’re just as proud of our everyday staples that meet the industry’s highest quality standards and offer options for every budget.”