New Mixed-Use Development Breaks Ground in New Jersey; Whole Foods and Panera Bread are Incoming

Joel Eisenberg
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I write extensively about the current state of the Whole Foods grocery chain. In that spirit, now comes word that a new New Jersey location (as well as a Panera Bread restaurant) will be opening in a major forthcoming mixed-used development.

Firstly, for perspective per's most recently updated store location count: There are 515 Whole Foods Market stores in the United States as of September 18, 2023. The state with the most number of Whole Foods Market locations in the US is California, with 95 stores, which is about 18% of all Whole Foods Market stores in the US.

Let us explore.

Whole Foods, 2023

According to a report from, the new Whole Foods will anchor the upcoming development.

As excerpted from the report: Situated on a 54-acre site on Route 206, Montgomery Promenade will comprise 292,700 square feet and feature palisades for walking, green spaces, outdoor dining and restaurants. According to the Montgomery Township website, the project also includes 34 single-family detached homes that buffer the existing homes on Route 518 and the new shopping center. A new Whole Foods will anchor the development.

Additional confirmed tenants reportedly include an Ulta, Panera Bread, Iron Whale, and Norman’s Hallmark, among others.

No specific date of opening of Whole Foods, Panera Bread, or the development itself has yet been announced due to the project's early-stage.


This is a developing story. In the event of pertinent updates to this matter, inclusive of progress and official announcements of milestone dates, I will share them here on NewsBreak.

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