A spokesman for Whole Foods tells South Brooklyn Post that the large brick outpost of the organic grocery chain will open on the banks of the Gowanus sometime between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.
The store is going up fast fast on Third Street and Third Avenue after years of delays involving zoning changes (Whole Foods wanted to build a bigger store than would be allowed for the site, and won a variance from the city to do so), the state and federal cleanups underway for the canal, and environmental issues around the Gowanus. But all’s a go, said Michael Sinatra, spokesman for the grocery store, and hiring for 300 jobs is underway.
The store will feature a craft beer garden serving food and beer on the rooftop, which will overlook the canal and a big swath of Brooklyn. The rooftop cafe will be open during the winter months, Sinatra said.