Whole Foods Market Heads to North Vancouver

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North Vancouverites prepare! Whole Foods is coming to a neighborhood near you – at 13th and Lonsdale. The premium organic grocer has just announced plans to open up shop in the new, high-end, mixed-use development being built by The Onni Group.

This will be the first Whole Foods Market in North Vancouver. The store will be massive – 40,000 square feet — and will anchor Onni’s development, CentreView, at the corner of Lonsdale and 13th. Doors to the new store are expected to open in early 2018.

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CentreView will be the new landmark retail destination in central Lonsdale, a mixed-use community with more than 90,000 square feet of prime retail space, extensive underground parking, more than 80,000 square feet of office space and a childcare facility. There will be approximately 340 homes in 2 towers that will be among the tallest in North Vancouver, offering spectacular views.

In addition to Whole Foods Market, CentreView is expected to feature a national pharmacy, coffee shop, restaurant, and professional services. The condo towers will include a 10,000 square foot wellness centre for owners, with an outdoor pool. High-end interior finishings in the homes are unlike anything currently available in the North Vancouver condo market.

“We’re thrilled to announce such a high-calibre grocery store as our anchor tenant – it is a great reflection of our entire development,” says Nick Belmar, VP of sales for Onni.

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The CentreView presentation centre is expected to open in the coming weeks in a retail space on Lonsdale. Prices will start in the low $300,000s.

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