Posts Tagged ‘Whole Foods’

Will a Hospital and a Whole Foods Market Boost St. Elizabeths?

Mayor Vince Gray's press conference this morning on the St. Elizabeths campus brought news of two new projects coming to the site: a hospital and a monthly Whole Foods market. The hospital will replace the troubled, city-owned United Medical Center on Southern Avenue, while the market will offer the high-end grocery chain's fresh products in a [...]

License to Kale

If a neighborhood’s wealth can be measured by its grocery options, the residents of H Street NE and the Capitol Riverfront have gone from broke to baroque almost overnight.
For years, people living near the western portion of H Street NE who didn’t want to take a car or bus to do their shopping had to [...]

Next Up for Whole Foods: Walter Reed?

Whole Foods may just have announced plans for a new store on H Street NE, alongside existing plans for a store in the Capitol Riverfront, but that doesn't mean the company is done expanding in the District. In fact, the organic grocer is eyeing one of the highest-profile sites in the city: the soon-to-be-redeveloped Walter [...]

The Rumors Are True: Whole Foods Coming to H Street NE

Back in June, I reported on the widespread rumor that a Whole Foods supermarket was coming to the H Street NE site currently occupied by Murry's grocery store and H St. Self Storage. At the time, Trent Smith of Insight Property Group, which is developing the site, confirmed that Insight had been in discussions with Whole Foods but [...]

A Whole Foods on H Street? Not a Done Deal.

H Street NE is not going hungry. A 41,000-square-foot Giant Food opened last month at the corner of 3rd Street. A Yes! Organic Market is reportedly coming to the former H Street Playhouse space at 1365 H Street NE. And I've been hearing recently from people in the know that a Whole Foods is coming [...]

How Walmart Won Ward Six

Each of the four sites slated to receive Walmarts has a long and convoluted history—which makes sense, considering the retailer was able to swoop in and grab them after other plans fell through. The 801 New Jersey Avenue location, however, is more interesting than most, involving what amounts to a two-decade-old community benefits agreement with [...]

Stinky Safeway Getting Renovated, And Other News From the Golden Age of Grocery Stores

Jonathan O'Connell reports this morning that Lowe Enterprises, which brought the Sexy Safeway to Mount Vernon Square along with an almost sold-out condo and apartment complex, is hoping to do the same with the long-neglected Stinky Safeway at 3830 Georgia Avenue. If it's as well-designed as CityVista, the planned 210 housing units and new [...]

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 [...]

What a Grocery Store Opening Says About its Neighborhood

Safeway, it's fair to say, has taken the grocery store grand opening to a whole new level. The rollout of Georgetown's Social Safeway involved "non-transferrable" invitations months in advance, hard hat tours for local figures, and of course, the star-studded gala last week that saw the socialite class walking through the aisles in ballgowns. It's [...]

New Friendship Heights Whole Foods Opening in 2010

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...Or as an alternative albeit too lengthy headline, I could have written "New Whole Foods to Create Upper Northwest Whole Foods Triumvirate."
Check that out above: Whole Foods is adding its third location on Wisconsin Avenue, and its third in the same little Bethesda/upper Northwest area.  The central one, [...]