The co-CEO of Whole Foods Market says the upscale grocery chain isn't treating Detroit to half a loaf.
Walter Robb told Detroit-area business leaders Friday that the store coming to the city will be a whole store. He promised nothing less "than our very best" in a speech to the Detroit Economic Club.
Whole Foods plans to open a 20,000-square-foot market next year with about 75 employees in Detroit's Midtown. Robb acknowledged a struggling city isn't a likely place to open a store, but he likes the neighborhood and believes the business will be profitable.
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow introduced Robb at the Economic Club and complimented him for embracing Detroit when others might run away from it.
Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods has five other Michigan stores.