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Whole Foods' low-and-slow Williamsburg progress may finally be picking up some steam. The grocer has negotiated a fat $45 million loan to get the construction process rolling, and with it comes this rendering of the block-spanning site. Shiny.
"The introduction of 240 Bedford brings with it a Whole Foods Market and a strong set of national tenants to this growing area," said an exec involved in the financing deal. Previous rumors of "strong national tenants" have included Marshall's, Joe Fresh, Anthropologie, and Citibank.
A host of luxury apartments and a New York Sports Club branch are confirmed for the site. When it opens, this will be Brooklyn's second Whole Foods location, trailing the projected December opening of the grocery's Gowanus unit.
· $45M deal to build Williambsurg's first Whole Foods [Real Estate Weekly]
· Ten Major Recent Changes to Williamsburg's Retail Scene [Racked NY]
· The Gowanus Whole Foods Will be Topped With a Rooftop Farm [Racked NY]
· Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and More to Invade W'Burg [Racked NY]