Renovation work is now underway on a Mid-City property that will be home to a new Whole Foods store.
The 60,000 square foot development is on Broad Street. It will also include two culinary teaching kitchens.
The site used to be a Schwegmann’s.
The new Whole Foods could supply 100 new jobs and open later this year.
City leaders say the area, especially post-Katrina, suffers from a lack of fresh food access.