The walls have gone up on Toronto's second
. It's being built in a section of the old Wal-Mart parking lot at Square One
in Mississauga, and this week, the ceilings, which are also mostly up, will be joined to the walls in time, Whole Foods' Toronto man hopes, to beat most of the winter's snows.
"We're going full-tilt ahead," says Peter Hilge, Metro store team leader. "We're working 24 hours a day on that site."
The 40,000 square foot store -- the same size as the current flagship shop
in Yorkville's Hazelton Lanes -- is being built as a separate structure on the Square One property, designed by Petroff
The store will include all the regular Whole Foods amenities, but will also be adding more windows to the back rooms, so people can see what's going on.
"One of the things a lot of people don't understand is a lot of the things are done from scratch in each store," Hilge says. "We want the people to be more a part of what we're doing in Square One."
The opening date for the store has been set for July 28, 2011.
Writer: Bert Archer
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