Whole Foods Market, Inc. is an American supermarket chain with over 475 locations operating in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. This mission-driven company maintains strict quality standards and has an unshakable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Regional and store buyers are focused on local and unique products necessary to ensure a neighborhood market feel in each store.
Novak Construction has served as General Contractor on over 90 projects for Whole Foods Market. Projects include ground-up precast and masonry buildings as well as multiple build-outs and store remodels. Many locations were completed with work performed in a tight urban setting.
This featured flagship location is a two-story, 66,000-square-foot store located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Each department features unique décor, custom architectural elements, and high-quality products that will delight discerning customers. Novak provided pre-construction assistance and early material procurement and performed heavy coordination with the building’s shell team to ensure proper planning, sequencing, and logistics for the interdependent shell and build-out scopes. Novak delivered the store to Whole Foods a week early.
LOCATION: Lakeview – Chicago, Illinois
SIZE: 78,000 SF
ARCHITECT: Gensler (shell); BRR Architecture, Inc. (interior)
This flagship location is a three-story, 78,000-square-foot store located in Chicago’s historic Lakeview neighborhood. It is the largest ground-up Whole Foods in the Midwest. Novak first built the shell for the developer and was later hired by Whole Foods to complete the interior build-out. The development includes enclosed underground and surface-level parking for 295 cars, a full-service wine bar, popular tavern, a live, three-sided garden wall that recycles rainwater collected from the roof, and an adjacent community park area on the residential side.
LOCATION: Dadeland – Miami, Florida
SIZE: 47,000 SF
ARCHITECT: BRR Architecture, Inc.
Novak Construction served as General Contractor for the new Dadeland Whole Foods Market located on the site of the former Winn-Dixie supermarket in Miami, Florida. This 47,000 square foot store boasts wider aisles filled with nearly 1500 varieties of wines, beers and spirits. It also features El Bocadillo; an in-store American gastropub, an Allegro coffee bar, a sushi maki station and Amazon pick-up lockers. The project included new electrical, mechanical, and refrigeration systems for new food cases, new flooring throughout the store, new upscale wall finishes and decor elements, new fixturing, casework and display cases.