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Yesterday, Union Market officially opened on Houston Street and Avenue A. The Brooklyn-based supermarket announced its Manhattan arrival with prominent signage back in February 2011, so this has been a long time coming.
Union Market specializes in locally grown, sustainably produced groceries, making it Brooklyn's answer to Whole Foods. Which is interesting, because the Bowery Whole Foods is just up the street from the new space. According to the Times, this isn't the mini-chain's biggest outpost, but it is the one with the most elaborate prepared food section. Head to The Local East Village for a slideshow of photos from inside the new store.
· Brooklyn-Based Union Market Opens at 240 East Houston [Bowery Boogie]
· A Stroll Through Union Market, Now Open [The Local]
· Union Market [Official Site]