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Whole Foods Detroit Store Opening In Midtown On June 5, 2013, Planning To Hire 75 Employees

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A Detroit location of national grocery and natural foods chain Whole Foods Market will open in Midtown June 5, 2013. | Whole Foods Market Metro Detroit

Detroit can finally start an accurate countdown to the arrival of the city's first Whole Foods. The national grocery store's Midtown location at Mack Avenue and John R Road will open June 5.

For those who are actually counting, that's 94 days.

The upscale store specializing in natural foods broke ground in May of last year, with some help from the city -- Whole Foods has received $4.2 million in tax credits and incentives.

This week, the store hosted a local vendor fair, according to Model D. Whole Foods has said it plans to work with local food businesses to stock their products.

They're also look for people to stock the shelves, about 75 new employees in all. Beginning April 2, the store will post job openings online, and they are hosting employment info sessions in advance.

Though the Whole Foods opening has been cause for excitement among some Detroiters looking for additional food buying options, it's not the only grocery store to open lately. Independent grocer Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe opened last year, nearby on Woodward Avenue, and two Meijer stores are in development within city limits.

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