Wheatsville Food Co-op general manager Dan Gillotte says that Austinites have been asking about a second location of the Central Austin grocery store since, oh, 1982.
The co-op opened on 29th Street and Lamar Boulevard in 1976, but not long after it moved to its home at 3101 Guadalupe St. five years later, customers, especially those who lived south of what was then Town Lake, started inquiring about when the co-op might add another location.
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Grand Opening Celebration
Whatsville is hosting a grand opening celebration for the new store from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, that will feature live music from the Hot Texas Swing Band, kids activities and food demos and samples. (It’s also the co-op’s annual fall owner gathering.) For more information, go to wheatsville.coop.
For more coverage of the Wheatsville and Trader Joe’s openings, including photo galleries and a Google+ Hangout conversation about what the openings mean in the greater context of Austin’s growth, go to Austin360.com.