Whole Foods Market will open its new 30,000-square-foot Evergreen Park store, 9600 S. Western Ave., at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6.

Opening-day celebrations will include sampling and demos throughout the day. The first 500 customers through the doors will receive a Whole Foods Market gift card of a mystery value ranging between $5 and $50, and one lucky winner will receive a $500 gift card.

“We can’t wait to open our doors in Evergreen Park,” said Kristina Malicoat, store team leader. “We’ve designed a unique store for this community, inspired by historic elements of the neighborhood, and we look forward to delivering the highest-quality food and service to our customers.”

To celebrate Whole Foods Market joining the community, five local schools will each receive 1 percent of the store’s net sales on designated days. Schools include Southwest Elementary, Evergreen Park High School, Sward Elementary, Mother McAuley High School and Sutherland Elementary.

For more information, visit the website at wholefoodsmarket.com.