The big week is not too far away! A Groundbreaking Celebration for Shreveport's Whole Foods Market is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 14.

The 29-acre development is located in Fern Marketplace, at the northeast corner of Fern Avenue and E. 70th Street. The following came from the news release sent to News Radio 710 KEEL from the developers.

The first phase of Fern Marketplace will consist of a 36,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market store and 32,000 square feet of high-end retail and restaurants. The development was designed by Gensler Architects and will be constructed by Wieland Davco.

The ceremony is hosted by Read King Commercial Real Estate and Sealy Real Estate Services. Read more about them:

Read King, based in Houston, Texas, is a leading full-service commercial real estate firm currently developing high-end retail and grocery-anchored developments across the central and southeast parts of the United States. Founded by Jeff Read and Ewing King more than 20 years ago, the firm’s expertise includes investment and development strategies, shopping center and build-to-suit development, third party property management and leasing, tenant representation, land sales, and disposition. Read King has developed over 2-million square feet of Class A retail.

Sealy Real Estate Services, LLC, the brokerage division of Sealy & Company, is a property brokerage firm based in Shreveport, LA. Sealy Real Estate Services, LLC has over 68 years of experience in the market representing the best interest of the real estate client. The brokerage division exclusively focuses on commercial, industrial, and investment properties. Professional property brokerage and management services include listing services for selling or leasing property; site/location selection services for purchasing, leasing, or developing property; and property management/accounting services for investment properties.

I talked with Jeff Read with Read-King about next week's big groundbreaking. Here's what he had to say: