Whole Foods Market Opens in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty Neighborhood

Whole Foods Market opened a new 54,667-square-foot store, located at Liberty East, 5700 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, August 10th.  The store serves as a relocation of the existing Pittsburgh store at 5880 Centre Avenue, which has served the Pittsburgh community for more than 20 years.

The store’s sleek, modern, and industrial design is inspired by Pittsburgh’s many bridges, with yellow arches and steel rods painted throughout the store and a mural dedicated to the city.

To give back to the Pittsburgh community, Whole Foods Market will make a $5,000 donation to the Enright Community Garden, a local community garden and partnership between Grow Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Land Trust. Whole Foods Market will also donate over $10,000 to hyper-local community organizations supporting community food systems, education, and leadership development, including Catapult Greater Pittsburgh, Garfield Community Farm and Youth Enrichment Services (YES).

All food at Whole Foods Market must meet the company’s rigorous Quality Standards, which prohibit hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup and more than 230 flavors, colors, sweeteners, and other ingredients commonly found in food. In addition, all beauty and body care products must meet the company’s body care standards, which ban more than 180 commonly used ingredients, including phthalates and parabens.

If you are in the area go check out the Liberty East location, you won’t be disappointed.