Appeal for new Whole Foods store to be heard by Bozeman City Commission
Bozeman is growing. More people, more business, more traffic, are all part of the growing pains that we've been experiencing for the last several years, and it certainly doesn't appear to be slowing down. For some, this is viewed as progress, while others view it as too much, too fast.
A perfect example of this is the new Whole Foods store which is scheduled to go into the old Fuddruckers location at the Gallatin Valley Mall complex. The City of Bozeman approved the planning of the retailer, however a group known as "Bozeman Matters" has filed an appeal.
The appeal will be heard this Tuesday, July 27th by the City Commission at 6:00pm. If you would like to watch the procedure remotely, you can by clicking here.
According to their attorney, the group sites reasons for the appeal as infrastructure, such as traffic, as well as the fast paced growth of the city. According to an article written in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, this isn't the first time that the citizens have appealed new business coming to town, something similar happened in 2018 when WinCo brought there store to Bozeman.
The Grocery Chain, which was founded back in 1978, opened the first store in Austin, Texas in 1980 and started to expand to other Texas locations in 1984.
Back in June of 2017, Amazon purchased Whole Foods for a reported price of over 13 Billion dollars.