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Whole Foods Gowanus is being held up by a big load o' red tape. "According to the Department of Buildings, the store doesn’t have a building permit. The first application filed by its architect Ranier Muhlbauer on Apr. 6, 2005, had been rejected, as have several others, including the most recent one filed on Sept. 19 for “non-compliance with building and zoning regulations,” DOB officials said." Jeez. We want Whole Foods and we want it now! [Metro]