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It’s Official: Whole Foods Coming to Foggy Bottom



It's the answer to your wildest dreams, Foggy Bottomers: Bisnow is reporting that Boston Properties, which has been cagey about its big new grocery store tenant for months now, has signed Whole Foods to occupy 38,000 square feet of The Avenue on Washington Circle. That will make four in the District proper, plus one just across the border in Friendship Heights.

Um, that's probably about all you need to know right now.

  • Rick Mangus

    With the emergence of Trader Joe's, Yes Market and Harris Teeter, you know it was coming, competition is a good thing!

  • Eric

    There's also one just across the DC border in downtown Silver Spring (aka the one they used in Top Chef DC).

  • Go for Five

    With Foggy Bottom as close as it is to Glover Park and P Street, I think we can set aside the notion that Whole Foods can't operate multiple nearby locations in the District.

    Now it's time for Whole Foods to realize they have a huge untapped market in the Columbia Heights/Adams Morgan/Mount Pleasant/Petworth/Crestwood area, with or without Ellwood Thompson.

  • http://urbanplacesandspaces.blogspot.com Richard Layman

    The one in Friendship Heights is one block (albeit long) over the line, as is the Giant. The one in Silver Spring is 1.4 miles from the Georgia Ave/Eastern Ave. border. It's still close enough though.