If this morning's Greatest Supermarket Opening Of Our Time wasn't enough for you, get ready for more Whole Foods in your face. The luxury grocer has announced plans for yet another pricey market, this time in Midtown right next to Bryant Park. The WSJ reports that the grocer has inked a deal for a 32,000, two-floor space at 1095 Sixth Avenue between 41st and 42nd Streets; it will be the one of four new stores planned for the city, including outlets in Harlem and Williamsburg.
Unlike their other NYC markets, the Midtown offering will skew more towards prepared foods to entice lunchtime visits from area workers and picnic-ers in the park. "It's a different take for them," Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of Douglas Elliman's retail group, told the WSJ. "They've always plopped themselves in a big residential, mostly residential [area]." The chain has been doing more restaurant-style offerings in recent years, like the multi-store collaboration with Yuji Ramen, among others. Hopefully that means less risk of accidental meat ingestion.