Whole Foods opens new store in San Jose

A new (and different) Whole Foods in Town

Sutti is proud to to congratulate Whole Foods on opening their new store in 777 The Alameda, San Jose CA. This 35,000 square-foot store is the second in San Jose and 42nd in California. But, in many ways, this store is a trailblazing first.

The brewery's deck oversees the breezeway and the stadium.

The brewery’s deck oversees the breezeway and the stadium.

At 777 The Alameda, up to 200 guests will enjoy outdoor seating in The Breezeway, nestled in between the store and the 3,500 square-foot building which houses a brewery, a café and a fresh juice bar. “This new San Jose store is truly designed as a community gathering space” says Jeff Giardinelli, Store Team Leader(1). Foot traffic from the Diridon Station, the SAP Center (“The Tank” for those hockey fans out there) and downtown San Jose will be served with grab-and-go options and a full menu restaurant. The Mission Creek Brewing Company, Whole Foods’s first in-store brewery and taproom in California, will crown the building, offering stunning views and what may turn out to be the hottest pre- and post-game spot for the San José Sharks (and rock shows, of course!)(2).

Guests can enjoy beers on tap.

Guests can enjoy beers on tap.

The store is one of Whole Foods’ most environmentally efficient yet and is pursuing a LEED certification. Some of green features are: building materials selected from local and sustainable sources, landscaping and and irrigation chosen and integrated to help local biodiversity and decrease water use, an on-site heat and electricity generator which will produce about 90% of the store’s requirements, and a state-of-the-art CO2 refrigeration system that uses almost 100% natural refrigerants(1).

Costumers will find quality and variety.

Costumers will find quality and variety.

Sutti & Associates worked with Whole Foods for over two years, building the foundation, shell and tenant improvement phases. We congratulate the Whole Foods Team and invite you all to 777 The Alameda. The Sutti Team

The Sutti team at the brewery: Congratulations Whole Foods!

The Sutti team at the brewery: Congratulations Whole Foods!

You can follow the 777 The Alameda Store on Facebook in the following link: Whole Foods San Jose

PS: The first batch of beer comes out this Friday, if you’re wondering.

SOURCES

(1)http://media.wholefoodsmarket.com/news/alameda-12-9#sthash.ECPTX9NU.dpuf

(2) http://www.mercurynews.com/san-jose-neighborhoods/ci_27053726/community-readies-whole-foods-opening-store-tours

[EDIT: The Sillicon Valley Business Journal has some great pictures of the opening]

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