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News of the next neighorhood Whole Foods is targeting (after the UWS and Gowanus) just broke: It's gonna be Midtown East. Crain's reports: "The organic grocer just signed a lease for its first East Side location at 250 E. 57th St., on Second Avenue, in a building currently under development by the World-Wide Group, the developer’s publicists said. The three-floor space, to be located above the High School of Art and Design and P.S. 59, will be 47,000 square feet. Construction is expected to be completed by 2012." A rendering of the tower, which looks kind of awesomely insane, is above.
· Whole Foods to open first East Side location [Crain's]
· It Happened One Weekend: UES Gets Angular, Sales Steady [Curbed]