Whole Foods Market will open its first Augusta location on Sept. 23.
The 41,000-square-foot store is located in the Washington Crossing shopping center at 2907 Washington Road.
The grand opening will feature a nine-hole putting green and patio, coffee bar, hug cheese selection and more.
Shoppers can get an early look at the new store during sneak-preview tours offered Sept. 19 and 20. Online registration is required to secure a 45-minute tour between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 19, and between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 20.
A suggested donation of $5 to benefit local nonprofit Augusta Locally Grown will be accepted at the door. Tour groups will be among the first to see the store's features and enjoy samples and receive a goody bag.
"We are as excited as the community is to be able to announce our opening date," said Nourredine Dahak, Store Team Leader for Whole Foods Market Augusta. "We look forward to opening our doors in a few short weeks, bringing a fun, new and healthy grocery store option to our neighbors and team members here in Richmond County."
Regular store hours will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Information about events, community giving programs and more will be available on the store's website.