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Whole Foods Fairfield opening Fri June 3

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plien69 May 2, 2011 07:29 AM

Just posted to their Facebook page: WF in Fairfield will be opening on Friday June 3. From the looks of it, they still have a lot to do before then.

  1. foleyd7 May 2, 2011 05:33 PM

    I drive by that location a few times a week and while I can't wait for the opening, I agree that June 3rd seems a bit of a stretch.
    I've heard Chipotle Grill is going into that "lot" too along with another pharmacy-type place (CVS or Walgreens).

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      foleyd7 Jun 1, 2011 05:23 PM

      So yesterday on the way home from work I noticed a new billboard on 95 south stating that Whole Foods in Fairfield is opening on June 3rd. Then today I get a flier/ad in the mail noting a June 3rd opening (and 10% off). I took a peek at the site today (June 1st) and they have made a ton of progress in the last 30 days - - - - looks like a bit more to do over the next 24 hours but it appears June 3rd is really it.

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        plien69 Jun 1, 2011 05:46 PM

        Indeed, the facade and parking lot have come a long way in the past few weeks. The CVS building likewise looks only a few weeks away. The third building in the complex looks less finished, so there will probably be a few more months before the announced tenants of Chase, Petco, Five Guys and Chipotle open for business.

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          foleyd7 Jun 6, 2011 12:34 PM

          My wife stopped in on Saturday (really early morning) and I on Sunday (late afternoon) just to have a peak and pick up 1 or 2 things. Both times it was packed and hard to navigate - - - I can't imagine trying to get through with a shopping cart. And the parking lot was full with people circling to find a space.

          Hopefully it will die down a bit after opening weekend is over - - - because if it doesn't, there won't be anywhere to park to get into Chipotle, 5 Guys, Petco, etc once they open.

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      LorenV May 3, 2011 04:26 AM

      All reports I've read are saying Fall '11 which looks more realistic. Although they were actually installing windows yesterday!

      CVS signed a 25 year lease already. Not sure if Chipotle did yet (awaiting outdoor seating approval?).

      1. linguist Jun 1, 2011 06:16 PM

        Hopefully, this will solidify their supply lines into CT. I live in Guilford, and the Milford store is just too far and too limited (smallest WF around, I think) for me to visit too often. A store in Branford/Guilford/Madison/Clinton would have a large customer base, but I gather they care a lot about logistics, so the more stores along the CT shore from Fairfield county east, the more promising for us.

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