It’s been a while since the last post, but that’s because we got a great chance to spend some time Upstate and away from the condo. But, we are back now and it seems like not a lot but a whole lot has happened since we left. Like what? Well, first, the WF BB building isn’t really a building yet. Why not? How can you be open in time fo 2014 if the building is still the rusted scrap metal of the last building? Come on WF, we need you!!
Anyway, just yesterday not one but two fellow Billyburg condo owners said they heard that Whole Foods wasn’t actually opening on Bedford Avenue after all, and instead they were going to be opening on Broadway and Kent in that new building that looks like it is almost finished. We did a search and it turns out that the building is supposed to have a market in the bottom but it doesn’t say which one.
Would Whole Foods be better on Broadway and Kent then on Bedford and N. 4th? Is it really happening? Does anyone know anything?
Apparently Fairway is moving into Murray Hill in the movie theater building. What’s that have to do with Whole Foods Williamsburg, you ask? Here’s what. Would you rather stop off at the Fairway on your way home from midtown to do some grocery shopping or would you rather head back to the Hood and shop at our local Whole Foods after getting home. You may still be confused as to why anyone would want to schlep those groceries so far, but don’t forget that Fairway will be so close to the amazing East River Ferry! You could do a quick shop and then hop on the boat and be back at your Condo in twenty minutes. Just something to chew on!
If the wait for Whole Foods to open in Williamsburg is killing you, the SUPERmarket announced that it would be opening a pop up store in East Hampton this summer too. We don’t summer in East Hampton (but Billyburg is a great place to summer too!) but this is pretty exciting news for those of you that do. One stop shopping is such a convenience. But we hope that this doesn’t distract them from working hard to get out Whole Foods Williamsburg open on schedule. It won’t, right?
Meanwhile, a long trek home from Whole Foods Bowery this week with three heavy bags to the Condo really made 2014 seem so far away. Can’t they build our location any faster? Maybe we could do a Habitats for Humanity deal where the community comes out and builds our Whole Foods together. Who else is in?
Great news fellow BillyBurgers (hahaha, just made that up. it’s a keeper!) Rough Trade Records is going to open in BillyBurg. For those that don’t know what Rough Trade is, here is the big scoop - it’s one of the coolest and most popular music labels and stores in all of England (and maybe the world), and it offers great music and shopping and is promising to partner with local music venues and bands. That kind of makes Rough like the Whole Foods of music labels and stores, no? It is unique, independent, much loved, and coming to Williamsburg soon! Is there anything this neighborhood doesn’t offer? The answer is no of course! Welcome Rough Trade!
I know it’s been a few days since Part I of this comparison post, but a lot of stuff was happening at the Condo and it was just so hard to find the time. Anyway, today we are going to do the Pros and Cons of Whole Foods compared to the Greenmarket.
Whole Foods - Pro
- It’s inside, so you can shop whenever and never fear the elements
- It’s not just whatever can be grown locally, so you can always find exotic fruits and vegetables from around the world so we can make the delicious curries, stews and other global delicacies that we love
- It’s way more than just produce, meats and cheese too! It’s a full supermarket, which we all know we need.
- It’s a great chain full of wholesome food that is great for Williamsburg next generation
- Whole Foods cares about the environment and their local communities
- Sometimes you can find great bargains!
Whole Foods - Con
- It’s not all local, and we should really support New York City and State businesses.
- Sometimes they have food from bad places that we should try to avoid, but you know how we feel about living dangerously with food!
Gee, we can’t think of too many actual cons for Whole Foods. Guess this wasn’t much of a contest.
What do you think???