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Will Whole Foods at Tarzana Village Walk Invigorate the Neighborhood? High Hopes for Store that Opened Yesterday

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The new Whole Foods Market in Tarzana made its debut yesterday with a ribbon-cutting (bread-breaking) ceremony and event attended by Mayor Villaraigosa and many more. There are high hopes the anchor tenant of the Village Walk mixed-used development will invigorate the community, reports the Daily News.

The 50,000-square-foot flagship store is the fifth Whole Foods in the Valley, and aims to take grocery shopping to the next level. Store Team Leader, George Khoury, touts his market's offerings:

Fresh locally grown produce, a wine and tapas bar, premium body care and events will satisfy and delight you. You’ll find grocery aisles filled with natural products, an unmatched selection of all natural meat and seafood, and expansive selection of specialty cheeses, charcuterie, beer and wine, and our prepared foods department filled with cuisines from around the world!

But it's not just shoppers who will benefit from the market and the multi-phase development in which it is located.