Whole Foods To Open Store In North Hills

WEXFORD (KDKA) — Whole Foods is planning to open a second store in the Pittsburgh area.

The new store will be in the Wexford Plaza off Route 19 in Wexford.

“This is one of the fastest growing communities in western Pennsylvania and the people that are moving in here are families with children who want to eat healthy, want their children to eat healthy, so there is a great audience for them,” Susan Balla, head of the chamber of commerce, said.

Whole Foods is popular among those who like fresh organic and locally-grown produce.

“Just the quality of the food and a lot of the natural organics are a big thing right now and healthy eating is something we’re all trying to strive to do now,” David Belko, of Wexford, said.

If all goes according to plan, the North Hills store should open by the end of 2011.

  • bob

    very expensive and majority of the items are way overpriced. example, the size of a loaf of bread decreased drastically over the past two years and the price increased by 20%. The cost of berries are usually $1 or more for a lb. compared to trader joes or giant eagle..Isnt for the average family.

    • Frank

      I have shopped at Giant Eagle and Whole foods a lot. Quite often i find that items in Giant eagle cost more than whole foods. The same lemonade was 100% more – actually at whole foods it was 1.25 per jar and 2.99 at Giant eagle.

      Some people need to disabuse themselves of their misconceptions
      it really depends on what you are buying. Overall, i find in the grand total, it doesn;t cost me more to shop at whole foods. I have shopped at both places for over 10 years. Whole foods in California and in Pittsburgh.

      The whole paycheck label is rubbish

    • Hoss

      Yes, very expensive, and way overpriced. That’s why the store has earned the nickname “Whole Paycheck.” Because it takes about that much cash to shop there.

  • http://salsmachine.wordpress.com aversas

    Don’t they do home delivery?

  • Dan

    Hey Bob, maybe you cant read or have lived in a bubble for the last 10 yrs but a lot of the scientific engineering of foods and the additions of hormones has made them easier produced, but with a price. They dont do that here, so you pay a little extra for GOOD stuff

    • Hoss

      Hey Dan, and to all the sheeple and lemmings that follow the “organic” and “all natural” BS, wake up. Most of the packaged foods labeled organic or natural and sold at Whole Paycheck and similar stores come from the same rat-infested processing plant somewhere in the U.S. For an example I call your attention to the recent nationwide peanut recall. Hundreds of peanut products, with labels like “Grandma Smiths All Natural Peanuts in the Shell” all came from the same run-down processor. Don’t believe me? Look up the info on the FDA’s website. You’re just paying more cash for a product’s label that leads you to believe it’s a better one. But it’s not.

      • Damien Dalgaard

        Something that is certified organic must go through an actual certification process, and is not the same thing as something “all-natural”. Us sheep and lemmings know that; why don’t you, Hoss?

  • RCk

    Hey Dan get a clue. It is overpriced. You can make your case for the hormones and whatever (was way more unregulated and unsafe in the past plus there are alot issues with if these better foods have any real standards but not going into that). Take a look at trader joe, same items same quality at a fraction of whole foods prices. Pay a little extra, nope pay alot extra.

  • gitrdun

    i heard about this store on the glenn beck program. i heard its all for liberal yuppies. i can get everything at walmart for cheaper.

    • kristy

      wal mart sucks. there’s no comparison between whole foods (quality) and wal mart (junk).

      • Erik

        wal mart defiantly sucks i totally agree with Kristy!

      • Nope

        When I walk into Walmart it’s like walking into the ghetto. People shouting over the aisles, kids running everywhere, people with 40 items in the 20 items or less line. Trashy place.

    • Glenn BECKERhead

      The very same Glenn Beck who said:

      “When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I’m just like, ‘Oh shut up’ I’m so sick of them because they’re always complaining.” –”The Glenn Beck Program,” Sept. 9, 2005

      “I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today.” –on why people who lost their homes in forest fires in California had it coming, “The Glenn Beck Program,” Oct. 22, 2007

      Glenn Beck is Satan’s mentally challenged younger brother.

  • truth

    I honestly wish i could get all my food purchases here, but it is just not in my budget. not everyone can afford it and that is the truth.

  • Happy Father

    This is great. Now we don’t have to go to East Liberty to go to a Whole Foods. My son has a milk allergy and Whole Foods has a lot of products he can eat/drink. Plus, Soergel’s is out there so it is a win/win for my family.

  • Anti-dumb

    Hey gitrdun, howabout getting an original thought of you own sometime and amaze your friends!! Glenn Beck says, so it is….I’m a fool, who can’t think for myself, and believes everything I hear from a right-wing extremist who doesn’t care about his listeners any more than his paycheck can ensure.
    -It’s fools like you that is ruining this country, and your bone-headed statement is a typical example of that. You should be ashamed of yourself…..at least for being as dim-witted and dumb-sounding as you are, if for nothing else. I hope you don’t have children whose minds would be infected with your baseless and unoriginal drivel.

    • Thomas Paine

      Hey, Anti-dumb: I can’t believe you actually took the bait! Gtrdun was making an obvious “tongue-in-cheek” comment making fun of Glen Beck fans. Lighten up!

  • kristy

    when it comes to quality and customer service – whole foods and trader joe’s beat every other grocery store hands down. i refuse to spend my money anywhere else due to poor quality and rude or non-existent customer service.

  • gitrdun

    keep trollin trollin trollin trollin

  • Damien Dalgaard

    I honestly don’t see why people feel the need to bemoan this. If you have reason to shop there, do it. If you don’t, go somewhere else. Shopping at Whole Foods isn’t mandatory. What’s wrong with having choices?

  • Erik

    What i dont understand is what everyone is bickering about a new opportunity for jobs in the area and yeah maybe it is expensive, well guess what if its not in your budget dont shop there! and quit whining about. this is a good opportunity for people that need a job,Or maybe even grab something for dinner ,or if you can afford it to shop there.
    I totally agree with how much walmart sucks because they lack customer service, quality and half the time you go there they dont even have what you want or the shelf’s are empty. So instead of bickering about this new store opening and how expensive it is maybe you people should look to see that this will help boost the local areas economy, and bring people from other areas into the north hills area. and regardless if u cant afford to shop there its well worth checking out. And to the post in the beginning of this thread Hey there isnt a law that says u can only shop at one grocery store lol

  • Ihatesheeple

    Yes Erik, it is going to create a few jobs. But how many cashiers or stock people can support a family on their wages? What are they going to pay $10 an hour?? Sorry but that is poverty level!!

  • Hoss

    Damien Dalgaard, I do know the legal requirements for labeling a product as “organic.” My point is that not all products with the organic label meet that requirement. It may be a shocker to the sheeple to know that not every company is honest in it’s labeling. A company will falsely advertise it’s product as organic or natural until it is forced to do otherwise. Just because a product is organic, does not automatically make it good for you. Parents believe raw milk is good for their kids. When quite the opposite is true:

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