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Those of you anticipating/dreading the "death of Williamsburg" part 45 (that's a made-up number, since we've lost count) will need to hold out for a bit longer. Local blog Brownstoner visited the sites of the neighborhood's forthcoming Whole Foods and Apple stores recently, and they are still most definitely hard hat zones.
The Whole Foods on Bedford Avenue (right near the borough's first J. Crew) has been on the agenda for years now, is in more or less the same state as it was several months ago, when a second story was added. Meanwhile, down the road at Apple, which was only confirmed several months ago, things are moving along a bit faster. However, it certainly won't be open this month, as the New York Post originally reported.
Any guesses for opening dates? We're taking bets.