Openings and Closings

Whole Foods to Open in Pembroke Pines

Whole Foods Market is opening their 11th south Florida location in Pembroke Pines, at Cobblestone Plaza on Pines Boulevard.  The mega organic and natural food market chain is set to expand into the Pines on Wednesday, March 28th at 9 a.m., with an official bread-breaking ceremony and marching band.

Get to the store early, because Whole Foods will be serving a free continental breakfast on opening day at 8 a.m. in the parking lot, making sure shoppers are caffeined up so that they can take their carts on a full excursion down every aisle filled with wine, cheese, organic produce, and fresh food.

Can't make it in the morning?  The market's got you covered with a day's worth of entertainment, freebies, and sampling.

But what if you simply can't wait to see the inside of this newly created mecca of food?  Sign up for a sneak peek tour of the store.  For a five dollar suggested donation to Children's Harbor, a local Pembroke Pines organization that provides residential services for foster children, you can get a first look on Monday, March 26th from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.  

Spaces are limited for the sneak peek, so reserve your spot, starting March 14 here.

Our suggestion? Stock up on the Three Wishes wine -- perfect for cooking, friends who can't tell the difference, and alcohol emergencies. It's usually three bucks, but we've seen it for as low as $1.99.  Until we get a Trader Joe's. it's as close to Two-Buck Chuck as we'll get for now.  

Whole Foods Market, 14956 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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