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Pinecrest Whole Foods is moving to a new location

The Pinecrest Whole Foods store at U.S. 1 and SW 117th St. is moving to bigger digs at SW 104th St.
The Pinecrest Whole Foods store at U.S. 1 and SW 117th St. is moving to bigger digs at SW 104th St. ASSOCIATED PRESS

The popular Whole Foods supermarket at 11701 S. Dixie Highway in Pinecrest is moving.

The 32,300 square-foot store, which employs 180 people, will close its doors at the end of the year and reopen at at 7930 SW 104th St.

The new store, which is currently under construction on the former site of a Winn-Dixie supermarket, will occupy 46,700 square feet and employ 250 people. All current employees at the Pinecrest location will be able to transfer to the new store, which is located a mile north on U.S. 1, adjacent to the 173,000 square-foot South Dadeland Target store.

“This new store allows us to offer customers a more expansive and innovative shopping experience, creating a better space for our neighbors to enjoy great food,” said Juan Núñez, president of Whole Foods Market’s Florida region, in a statement. “We are proud that along with continuing to provide employment opportunities for our current team members, we are adding seventy new jobs to the community.”

Whole Foods currently operates 464 stores in the U.S. In the fiscal year 2016, the company reported sales of more than $15.7 billion.

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