Bedford Whole Foods Market proposed for Wayfarer property
Whole Foods A mock-up, available for viewing at Bedford Town Hall, shows the proposed shopping center redevelopment of the Wayfarer Inn property, including a Whole Foods Market. Town of Bedford
The Bedford location will be a 40,000-square-foot store and is set to employ approximately 150 full- and part-time workers. The store is projected to open late 2015 and will be the second location in New Hampshire after Nashua, which is opening on Aug. 19. The chain is also opening a store in Portsmouth.
“Specific areas of New Hampshire have been really vocal in requesting a store, so I would imagine that is what led to our seeking out a spot there in Bedford.”
“Obviously, we are still so, so early in this process,” she said. “We haven’t been in any sort of building or anything like that at this point, so I couldn’t even speculate more specific than that, because there’s so many variables.
The town is also preparing for the changes to the Wayfarer property, specifically the entrance of Whole Foods. In an email on Thursday, Bedford planning director Rick Sawyer confirmed that the store was the proposed anchor business for the ongoing redevelopment project on the property.
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