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15th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

Anthony Bean…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Experience over 80 youth giving an electrifying performance in tribute to the… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - Oct 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - Oct 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for the opening reception for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality… more

COOLinary New Orleans…

Aug 2 - 31, 2015
It is going to be a delicious summer!  During the month of August, enjoy… more

Louisiana SPCA’s…

Aug 2 - 31, 2015
In memory of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana SPCA is… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Aug 2 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Off-site Pet…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Off-site Pet Adoption, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA, will be held in the… more

The Historic New…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
One of the premier decorative arts events in the country, the four-day program… more

The Sweat Social…

Aug 2 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

American Recovery…

Aug 6 - 8, 2015
The American Recovery Association (ARA) and Harding Brooks Associates, LLC… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Aug 6 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Aug 6 - 27, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Chef's Taste Challenge

Aug 7 - 7, 2015
The Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge (CTC), scheduled for August 7, 2015 at… more

Dirty Linen Night

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
Not to be outdone by White Linen Night, Royal Street merchants decided to… more

Off-site Pet…

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
Off-site Pet Adoption, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA, will be held at… more

Opening Reception -…

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
Join us for the opening reception  at The Foundation Gallery for the… more

Red Dress Run 2015

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
The Annual Red Dress Run through the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans is… more

Saturday Farmers…

Aug 8 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

15th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

Whole Foods Market® Arabella Station Re-Opened to New Orleans Community Today

Austin, Texas Whole Foods Market® (NASDAQ: WFMI), the world's leading natural and organic foods supermarket, re-opened its 30,000 square foot Arabella Station store to the New Orleans community today. The store - located at 5600 Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans - will once again provide area residents with the finest selection of seafood, meats, cheese, produce, prepared foods and freshly baked goods.

"We are ecstatic to be back in the neighborhood and see familiar faces again! We have committed to being a part of the New Orleans community for many years to come," said Store Team Leader Tarek Zada. "We welcome everyone back to the store with open arms."

During the opening ceremony, Arabella Station contributed $1,000 to the local food bank, Second Harvesters, to assist families throughout the area. Whole Foods Market will also continue its support for other local organizations through participation in community fundraisers and donations.

Originally opened in December 2002, the Arabella Station store welcomed shoppers and Team Members back with a king cake cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. and live music from the Treme Brass Band and Some Like it Hot playing Dixieland Jazz. Team Members wore colorful masks and second-lined into the store in celebration of the opening after a five-month hiatus.

The store continues to have one of the largest selections of fresh sparkling seafood in the city. In addition, it offers shoppers a world-wide selection of cheeses from around the world; more than 24 varieties of olives from the olive bar; imported and domestic wine and beer; fresh-roasted coffee from the in-store coffee roaster; natural and organic supplements and body care products and extensive bulk items. The prepared foods section features a rotisserie, hearth pizza oven, sandwich station and two salad bars, in addition to restaurant quality entrées and side dishes prepared fresh everyday. Soups have always been a focal point for the store with stations in seafood, meat and prepared foods serving everything from cioppino and chili to gumbo. Arabella Station will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

Whole Foods Market open approximately 10,000 square feet of the Veterans store in Metairie, LA on November 1, 2005, and have since expanded to 20,000 square feet and will soon add on. Essentially, the Metairie location has everything available except the behind-the-counter service.

Ashley Hawkins
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Kate Lowery
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