Whole Foods seeks second Detroit store

Louis Aguilar
The Detroit News

Detroit – Detroit’s Whole Foods is such a success that the upscale grocer now wants to open a second store in Detroit, co-CEO Walter Robb said Thursday morning.

Robb made the announcement during a speech at the Detroit Homecoming event, a gathering of about 150 successful business types who are Detroit “ex-pats” that are being wooed to reconsider the Motor City.

Robb didn’t say where or when a second Whole Foods may open in the Motor City. Whole Foods opened its first store in Midtown in 2013 amid great fanfare. For years, the city has struggled to convince many national grocery chains to set up shop here.