City Expected To Vote On Whole Foods Supermarket In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Whole Foods Market could finally get the go-ahead on Tuesday to build a gigantic store along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

The chain began its quest to open a store on a former 4.2-acre Superfund site at Third Street and Third Avenue eight years ago.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reports

The proposed 52,000-square-foot, two-story store is five times larger than zoning regulations allow.

A city panel will vote on the plan Tuesday.

Neighborhood opinion on the proposed site is split.

“I think it kills all the mom-and-pop stores which these neighborhoods are basically built on,” one man told 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan.

Others believe the supermarket would stimulate the area.

“It’ll be good, I think that another grocery store can’t hurt,” another man said.

Do you support the plan to open a Whole Foods in Brooklyn? Let us know below…

  • overandunder

    There is no voting going on here. Whole Foods in Brooklyn is mayor Bloomburg’s baby. He told his commissioners he wants this and nothing else matters–they vote yes if they want to keep their jobs. Next time the BSA can vote for what is right and when they loose their job maybe Whole Foods will be finished building and can hire them.

  • Rich

    I live in Georgia. Don’t let them into Brooklyn. They will kill mom and pop businesses. We have no culture here, southerners have no clue what real pizza and bagels are. We have all those chain stores including whole foods here and let me tell you it has closed just about every local store in this metro city.Wal-mart did’nt help as well. Every corner has one. No place to buy real pizza and bagels. Papa Johns and domino’s is the best we can do here.

  • Coco

    what century we do live in now?It seems and feels like 15,century to me.Something what should be obvious, and simple decision needs voting?I am behind myself in disbelief—sad-uncomprehending—–guns in schools and new gambling strip bars do not need voting-think about it…..

  • Nature24

    Mom and pop stores are half the price of Whole Foods. It should bring business into the area.

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