Signs recently went up in the store. Photo by David Lay.

We received the following from Whole Foods public relations department in response to an earlier request for information or an interview, and are passing it along to our readers.

Below are the new features we are excited to unveil at our Silver Spring store this summer:

  • Paper Horse, quick-serve Chinese street food venue. This new venue represents an expansion of Whole Foods Market’s exclusive partnership with noted chef Erik Bruner-Yang. Foggy Bottom and H Street Whole Foods Market locations also feature Paper Horse venues.
  • Expanded juice and coffee bar that serves Allegro coffee exclusively. Featuring nitro brew and draft lattes from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. when the store is open.
  • Self-serve acai smoothie bowl bar with numerous toppings make this healthy breakfast favorite burst with flavor. 
  • New Genji sushi section, self-serve cake display and larger prepared foods section as well as new and expanded seating.

“We’re excited to unveil the newly renovated features in our Silver Spring store to the community this summer,” said Momar Gueye, the store’s Team Leader. “We appreciate our customers’ patience while we have been working to make this store—and their experience— even better. Between the delicious Chinese street food served at Paper Horse, the expanded coffee and seating areas, Genji sushi, acai smoothie bowls and upgraded displays, it will be hard to pick a favorite new feature.”

Our original story:

The results of the extensive renovations of the Whole Foods Market in Silver Spring will be unveiled Wednesday, June 28.

New features in the store include an expanded coffee and juice bar featuring nitro brew and draft latte, a ramen bar by Paper Horse, a sushi bar by Genji Sushi, and a new bakery, according to an email circulated by the company.

In addition, the company plans a day full of demonstrations, free samples and coupon distributions.

Whole Foods is located at 833 Wayne Ave.

Here are some photos taken during the construction. All photos by Mike Mowery.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
UPDATED: Whole Foods renovations unveiled next week