Developer sees spring groundbreaking for Whole Foods
By Nancy SARNOFF Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle
Feb. 13, 2010, 1:25AM
Beckham Design Group
The company developing the Whole Foods planned for the northeast corner of West Dallas and Waugh said construction on the organic grocer will start this spring. “We’re in for a building permit,” said Marvy Finger, president and CEO of the Finger Cos. “We should start April 15.”
The 40,000-square-foot store could open a year later if everything goes as planned. The project was announced almost two years ago, before the economy went south and commercial real estate deals started falling apart. When Finger bought the land, Whole Foods was planning to build a larger store with underground parking. “It was going to be a much grander development,” he said.
Construction financing still hasn’t been secured for the project, but Finger said he has a number of sources to tap. The Whole Foods will be next to a luxury apartment complex Finger also plans to develop. He hopes to start that by year-end.