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The Upper West Side's Whole Foods opens in a scant 17 days, and it seems like denizens of the neighborhood can hardly contain themselves. The Shophound, who happens to be a local, uncovers another reason to get excited: This Whole Foods will be the first in the city with a full-fledged wine shop. Both the Union Square and Bowery locations attempted to carry wine, but they were thwarted by regulations on alcohol sales—which was probably a good thing for Bowery, since it prompted the store to build a beer shop instead. Lest you think this wine thing is just another Whole Foods rumor, the Shophound has more photographic evidence on his blog.
· Uptown Whole Foods Readies Wine Shop [The Shophound]
· Whole Foods Can No Longer Wine and Dine [Curbed]