Whole Foods will reopen in Capitol Hill — this time with a beer taproom

Capitol Hill residents will soon have their Whole Foods Market back, this time with a taproom attached.

After some months of site plans and other signs pointing to possible redevelopment, the property’s owner has confirmed that Whole Foods will return to Cap Hill, Westword reported Friday.

The grocer, at 900 E. 11th Ave., closed in the fall of 2017 in anticipation of another Whole Foods opening at Union Station. But the company still had 13 years on its 11th Avenue lease agreement.

Now, a liquor license hearing with the City of Denver is scheduled for Feb. 3, and initial plans for the renovated store and taproom include an outdoor patio, according to Denverite. There is no indication yet of an opening timeline.