Project Refresh and new Whole Foods at South Broad and Bienville Streets will open with a preview party Saturday, Feb. 1, and then an official opening day ceremony Feb. 4, according to local company spokesperson Kristina Bradford.
The larger Refresh project, organized by Broad Community Connections and L+M Development Partners, includes the Whole Foods a new restaurant cafe for Liberty’s Kitchen, Tulane’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine and First Line Schools. Those businesses won’t open with Whole Foods on Feb. 4, but should be open in the near future.
The ReFresh Project is an adaptive reuse of the former Schwegmann’s supermarket building at Broad and Bienville. The fresh food access development has the dual purpose of anchoring economic development in the Broad Street commercial corridor and delivering much-needed, high-quality fresh foods and health-related programs to underserved communities along Broad Street. The development will also include office and community space, including the offices of Broad Community Connections.