See what the Williamsburg Whole Foods might look like
Soon, you’ll be able to pick up overpriced olives on the same block where you buy Dunkin Donuts coffee and get drunk in Urban Outfitters.
Thu Oct 3 2013
Rendering by Berzak Associates Architects PC
As you may already know, a Williamsburg Whole Foods has been in the works for some time. The site at 240–242 Bedford Avenue was purchased last year for a cool $23 million—it spans the entire block between North 3rd and North 4th Streets, and will someday encompass luxury apartments and national chains. Now, Real Estate Weekly reports that the behemoth grocery chain's $45 million development has been financed, meaning that construction is imminent. Check out a rendering of the 35,000-square-foot store above; a representative from Meridian Capital Group, which negotiated the deal, confirmed to TONY that the store is aiming for a mid-2014 opening.
Whole Foods isn't the only chain moving into that particular part of Williamsburg: A new Dunkin Donuts is due to open its doors any day now (they're hiring!) and so is the liquor-license–endowed Urban Outfitters; plus, the arrivals of Joe Fresh, Anthropologie and Citibank have all been rumored. For a summary, see Racked, which points to 11 major developments in Williamsburg's retail scene. Clock's ticking—it's only a matter of time before Bedford Avenue looks like Anywhere, U.S.A.
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