I don't think that I ever heard an official announcement, but Luke Lavoie reported that the Columbia Whole Foods would open in "late summer or early fall of 2014" in a story about a spa that the Columbia Association will build underneath.
Seven-to-nine months? It is feel like such a long time to wait after already waiting a couple years. But good things take time, and this will bring fun to Howard County. It will certainly be a big change in the HowChow life. It helps to know that other people have waited in the past and that things turned out well for them.
The Sun story made me really excited that CA is building a "holistic spa and integrative health services." I have been waiting for CA's "mind-body wellness concept." I just need classes that "strengthen the body and contribute to overall wellness." Tough to wait, but I feel fortunate to have that time to figure out what Luke and the CA are talking about.
The Whole Foods is really exciting as we drive past and watch them gut the old building. Does anyone know a more-precise estimate? I feel a need for a count-down clock like the fun that we had with Wegmans during its construction.