THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Executives from The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary The Woodlands Development Company joined Whole Foods Market® as it broke ground on construction of a 40,000-square-foot store in Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands on Monday, June 23.
Hughes Landing, a 66-acre mixed-use development well on its way within The Woodlands, will feature up to 11 office buildings; shopping, dining and entertainment; an upscale hotel; a fitness center and up to 800 multi-family residences at full build-out overlooking the 200-acre Lake Woodlands.
Whole Foods Market, the leading natural and organic food retailer, plans to open its new store in Hughes Landing in 2015. The main entrance will be situated off Lake Front Circle, near the intersection of Lake Front and Lake Woodlands Drive. Ample surface parking will be located adjacent to the market.
“Whole Foods Market is the perfect partner for Hughes Landing and The Woodlands,” said Alex Sutton, Co-President of The Woodlands Development Company for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Whole Foods adds a significant component to our mixed-use Hughes Landing development, creating the ultimate lifestyle destination for The Woodlands’ residents, visitors and office users.”
Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. With 80,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. The grocer currently has more than 350 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
“The community has been asking for a store in The Woodlands for some time, and we have been working hard to make that happen,” said Mark Dixon, Regional President for the company’s southwest region. “We’re excited to be able to provide the highest quality natural and organic products in the growing and dynamic community that is The Woodlands.”
Tim Hughes, Principal of The Falcon Companies, represented Whole Foods Market in the transaction while Mike Zoob, Senior Director of Leasing, and Rip Reynolds, Director of Leasing, represented The Howard Hughes Corporation.
About The Woodlands®
The Woodlands is a 28,000-acre master planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston. Throughout its 40-year history, The Woodlands has led the way among master planned communities that practice environmental preservation. It is home to nearly 108,000 people, and more than 50,000 people work in the community. The Woodlands is ranked the #3 Top-Selling Master Planned Community in Texas and #8 in the U.S. by RCLCO, based on 2013 new home sales. For more information, visit www.thewoodlands.com.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.
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