Texas grocer Whole Foods Market is in full prep mode as it prepares to open its newest location, at Grand Parkway and Fry Road in Katy. With plenty of features exclusive to the location, the new store was designed from the ground up as a unique Whole Foods experience tailor-made for the Katy area.
Wider aisles and far less diminished sight lines across the store give it a bright and open feel, while longer and denser aisles allow for more efficient shopping. Butcher selections as well as prepared-food options are thoughtfully available in family bundles.
In keeping with other locations, the new store has also partnered extensively with local vendors to bring in products from businesses in Katy, Houston and surrounding areas. This includes items exclusive to the Katy Whole Foods location such as Walden Good Foods -- a gluten-free line of pancake, crepe and waffle mixes created by a retired local chemist.
With the popularity of the dedicated Bayou Bar at the Montrose Whole Foods, the Grand Parkway location will introduce the Katy Station Wine and Beer bar when it opens on Wednesday. The bar will feature a dedicated sandwich station plus beer and wine from local and national breweries and vineyards available by the glass or growler. And for the first time ever in a Houston store, wine will also be available in to-go containers called "Boars."
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The store will present events throughout the week to help celebrate the grand opening this Wednesday, including ribbon-cutting ceremonies with Katy Mayor Don Elder Jr. at 7 a.m. and student band and cheerleader performances from surrounding Katy ISD schools throughout the day.
For more from the new Whole Foods Katy, browse through the aisles in our slideshow.