More grocery shopping alternatives are coming to Shreveport-Bossier. Whole Foods is set to open in Southeast Shreveport.

The all-natural food store will be opening a location on East 70th Street in southeast Shreveport, located near Orr BMW by Fern Avenue. This will be the first Whole Foods location in North Louisiana.

The store will be built in the Alexandrine Place mixed-use development, which is also home to Community Trust Bank, Ouachita Independent Bank, Time-It Lube Car Wash, and SportSpectrum.

It will be a 36,000-square foot facility that will be built on 8.2 acres of land. Construction will begin in early 2014. The store is expected to open in 2015.

Earlier this year, Shreveport lost out to Lafayette for a Whole Foods store. Research indicated our median income was not high enough for the grocery chain. But the outcry from that report has apparently sparked a change of heart.