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The Wall Street Journal confirms earlier rumors that Whole Foods Market will nab two stories at 1095 Sixth Avenue near Bryant Park as the next move in their New York City push. Whole Foods has eight NYC units currently open (including today's Gowanus launch) and three additional sites in development (Harlem, Upper East Side, and Williamsburg).
The Bryant Park address represents the first non-residential New York neighborhood for the grocer, and retail real estate experts expect their to be a focus on prepared food, citing office workers, park go-ers, and tourists as the main customers.
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