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Whole Foods Market is coming to downtown Sunnyvale, according to owners Hunter Storm and Sares Regis Group of Northern California.

The grocery store could be an anchor and catalyst for growth in the Sunnyvale Town Center project, which is being rebooted by new ownership after years in stasis. Whole Foods’  leasing the site was announced Feb. 23.

The first floor of the 52,000-square-foot store will include retail and a full cafe, with plans for a movie theater to be built on the second floor. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year and the store is slated to open in early 2019, according to a press release from Hunter Storm and Sares Regis Group of Northern California.

“Whole Foods will be a terrific addition to the amenities our community already enjoys in Sunnyvale’s vibrant downtown,” said Mayor Glenn Hendricks in a press statement.

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