By Tiffany Young
It’s been a long time coming, as you can read about in my article in Community Impact from 2008: http://archive.impactnews.com/pdfs/NWA/issues/NWA-2008-01.pdf, but the Domain’s Whole Foods is finally opening Jan. 15.
After the economic downturn, some of the plans in the Domain Phase 2 were delayed, but hopefully this store will be well worth it, with its Texas Ramen restaurant, The Draft Shack, an oyster bar serving oysters, barbecue shrimp and 45 beers on tap, including some from Austin Beerworks; and many exclusive products, such as Boomerang’s breakfast pies.
The OhSpooners were invited to a food blogger preview party last week to try gumbo, a brat bahn mi and barbecued shrimp along with some beer from Austin Beerworks. Based on the food and beer there, we think this spot will be a good place for Austin Northerners to grab a drink with friends on weeknights and even into the weekend.
The jovial food production manager, Matt, was very passionate about the food being served at the new location, saying that several of the foodies from the current North Whole Foods will be relocating to serve up delicious, creative meals to hungry customers. But most importantly, the store will be selling fresh tortillas made daily–always a plus!
It will serve you well to check out the store early, as the new store will have a bread breaking ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 15, followed by the first 500 customers receiving a bag full of goodies from the 365 Everyday Value brand.
They’ve also got a week of plans to bring everyone in and benefit the community by hosting a series of 1 percent giving days to the following nonprofits:
Wednesday, Jan. 15 – Jewish Community Center of Austin
Thursday, Jan. 16 – Emancipet
Friday, Jan. 17- Austin Creative Reuse
Saturday, Jan. 18 – Girlstart
Sunday, Jan. 19 – Back on my Feet
A full list of events can be found at wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/domain.
Photos provided by Whole Foods