Whole Foods is Finally Green Lighted!

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Todd Heisler/The New York Times The site of the proposed Whole Foods supermarket, at Third Street and Third Avenue, Brooklyn, near the Gowanus Canal.

Great news today from Brownstoner that “The Board of Standards and Appeals voted unanimously moments ago to grant Whole Foods Market a variance to build its long-planned supermarket in Gowanus on 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue. The store has been in the works for 8 years, and the variance request represented the company’s last regulatory hurdle to building its first supermarket in Brooklyn.”

You can read the full story on the NY Times here.

I couldn’t be more excited. I lived above the Whole Foods in Chelsea for about 6 years and loved going downstairs in my pjs to get that one tiny item that I craved. Or rolling the cart up to my apartment. Wonder if they will make apartments above this one as well? I might move if they do.

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  1. But where do you grocery shop? Or anyone for that matter? At a Key Foods, Associated, Trader Joe’s etc. They aren’t local and everyone needs them for basic staples at the very least. It is expensive to shop at a neighborhood grocery store, be it bodega or something like Kim’s in Clinton Hill.

    The other advantage to this site is that it needed to be cleaned up- it is a massive waste area. Who else can clean it up other than a large corporation who has money. I”m grateful that the area will be cleaned up and used.

  2. It saddens me that people get excited about yet another huge chain store coming to the neighborhood. How can we maintain the character of our city when all the megastores make it look like any other place, USA. No thanks. I’ll continue to shop at local family-owned establishments, trying to keep Starbucks and Walmart out of our neighborhood.

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