Whole Foods is preparing to open the first Scottsdale-area version of its new prototype store on Feb. 28 on the southwest corner of Scottsdale Road and Mayo Boulevard.
Watch for more on the 50,000-square-foot supermarket with an upscale eatery inside when it gets closer to opening.
But it’s not to soon to angle for a job there. The new store will employ about 180, and the health-focused grocer is holding a career fair 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton Inn and Suites, 16620 N. Scottsdale Road, to fill 100 of those positions.
Job seekers can also apply online at www.wholefoodsmarket.com.
Already selling healthful foodstuffs in Scottsdale is the Whole Foods at 8688 E. Raintree Drive, which has just completed its conversion from Wild Oats.
Can’t get enough of upcoming Super Bowl XLII?
Stores hawking merchandise sporting the logo of the big gridiron match keep multiplying.
A temporary Super Bowl store recently opened at Desert Ridge Marketplace, Tatum Boulevard and Loop 101 in northeast Phoenix.
Another location is scheduled to open today at 4333 N. Scottsdale Road in Old Town Scottsdale.
On Jan. 31, just about the same time that all the visitors start arriving, a slew of the temporary shops will spring up in or near Scottsdale.
They include locations at 4234 N. Craftsman Court and 7335 E. Indian Plaza and in the lobbies of several hotels. Hotel stores will start up in FireSky Resort, 4925 N. Scottsdale Road; Gainey Suites, 7300 E. Gainey Suites Drive; Millennium Resort Scottsdale, 7401 N. Scottsdale Road; and the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino, 10438 N. Fort McDowell Road.
All stores selling official Super Bowl merchandise should have T-shirts sporting the lineup by Monday morning.
Michael’s Creative Jewelry just moved its Gainey Ranch store from the Shops at Gainey Village on Scottsdale Road to a location a little farther east at 7704 E. Doubletree Ranch Road.
Co-owner Chris Boillot said the new shop is three times the size of the old one.