2323 Wisconsin Ave, NW
You can see the Change.org discussion here.
“To summarize, after gutting the store’s interior to mitigate the rodent issue, Whole Foods wanted (and still wants) to renovate and re-open the store, but the landlord, Wical LP, blocked (and continues to block) Whole Foods market from doing so.”
ReEnvision Glover Park tweeted us yesterday:
“Passionate plea’s from neighbors “We want the Glover Park @wholefoods to reopen because…” The responses almost filled the entire fence line.”
Photo by ReEnvision Glover Park
More signs from Facebook below: (more…)
Convention Center location
From a press release:
Eckington Place rendering courtesy JBG
“JBG Investment Fund IX and Boundary Companies announced another two tenants at their Eckington Yards project, Union Kitchen Grocery and Union Kitchen. The local food accelerator will open their direct-to-consumer concept, Union Kitchen Grocery alongside their second membership-based commercial kitchen, Union Kitchen. (more…)
2321 18th Street, NW
Let’s start off with the good news. While emails were not returned directly, it appears the reader report of Bourbon closing in September is FALSE. Yesterday Bourbon replied to some tweets from Barred in DC after rumors persisted of an upcoming closure: “Hi guys, we’re NOT closing, and haven’t storied anything this week. Rumors of our death (by POP) have been greatly exaggerated. But come by for $8 Bulleit juleps or Old-fashioneds.” A sigh of relief could be heard from Florida Ave to Columbia Road.
1864 Columbia Road, NW
Sadly, rumors of other closures persist in Adams Morgan. A reader hears that “Metro K Supermarket on Columbia and Belmont will close at the end of November.” I went into the store on Saturday and an employee said they also heard the store would be closing in November but couldn’t confirm 100%. STAY TUNED on that and all fronts.
Florida and 4th Street, NE
I was grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s at Union Market. We parked on the lower basement level. There is a rancid smell not unlike 1000 soiled baby diapers in the Arizona dessert sun. I vomited in the garbage can. The patrons next to me pulled their t-shirts over their mouths like kids playing masked robber. It harkens the scene from Silence of the Lambs when Clarice just couldn’t take it anymore. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jeffrey Morris
Thanks to Kelsey for sending:
“Since we haven’t had one in a bit – I thought I’d submit one. No picture but, while I was in Whole Foods, a woman was attempting to patiently wait out her toddler’s complete meltdown. It went on for pretty much the entire time I was in the store, screams, tears, lying in the ground. Her mom managed to get into check out with the toddler still screaming. Beyond the looks she was getting and the under the breath remarks, one woman was audacious enough to let her know that this wasn’t normal behavior and her child was probably autistic. (more…)
On Monday we reported that “Staff training has been happening” at the new Whole Foods coming to Navy Yard. Now a reader who attended one of their hiring events said they were told doors open October 18th!!
And for those who don’t actually like going into Whole Foods, also earlier this week, we learned “Amazon Expands Grocery Delivery From Whole Foods Market To Washington D.C.”.
Why yes this will be my default Whole Foods photo for the foreseeable future
From a press release:
“Amazon and Whole Foods Market today launched delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now in Columbus, Dayton, Portland, Greater Washington D.C. and additional areas of New York City, including Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Union Square and Murray Hill. Starting today, Prime members in those cities can shop through Prime Now for thousands of bestselling items including fresh produce, high quality meat and seafood, everyday staples and other locally sourced items from Whole Foods Market. (more…)
800 New Jersey Avenue, SE. Photo by Ryan Roller
Thanks to Ryan for the update on the Whole Foods coming to Navy Yard:
“furniture and front door sign. Staff training has been happening. Has to be close right?”
Now be a good lad and eat your
broccoli grilled pineapple. AND you can get it delivered with Amazon Prime. All is awful awesome!
Thanks to Chelsea’s husband for capturing at the Whole Foods on H Street, NE.