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If you've been out of the NYC real estate blog scene since around 2013, then great news: Whole Foods is coming to Williamsburg! Fast-forward back to 2015, and some less-great news: It's only just starting to take shape. In fact, only this Monday were we finally able to catch a glimpse of the glass towers that anchor the store's corner at Bedford Avenue and North 4th Street.
Though it's reportedly still on track for a spring 2016 opening, let's look back at some of the best reactions to the neighborhood's new addition:
"An inescapable reality." —Gothamist
"Straight out of the New Jersey suburbs." —Curbed
The Great Pyramids were likely built more quickly than the Williamsburg Whole Foods. http://t.co/tZqkVZMnzI— Michael S. Derby (@michaelsderby) August 25, 2015
"It's better looking than the new Whitney. And probably more meticulously curated." —Curbed commenter.
"At least it's not directly over a SuperFund site!" —Gothamist commenter
"wow, i completely forgot this was happening after being so pissed about it two years ago." —Brownstoner commenter
"looks like a space age white castle." —Curbed commenter
And finally, the best of them all:
DEAR MAYOR, WHY THE FUCK ISNT THERE A 2 BROS IN WILLIAMSBURG YET? IDGAF ABOUT WHOLE FOODS, I AM POOR— kaylamomo (@kaylamomo) August 25, 2014
Here's to another six (or, let's be real, probably way more) months of NIMBYs, snark, and lame jokes about hipsters.