The long-anticipated Whole Foods on 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street in Gowanus plans to open before the end of the year, a spokesperson for the store told DNAinfo. The building is still very much under construction, with scaffolding obscuring the exterior, but the store is hiring more than 300 staff now. Pardon Me for Asking was the first to report the store is hiring. Curbed also published a rumor the store is aiming to open in time for Thanksgiving. About 90 percent of the store workers are expected to be Brooklyn residents, said Whole Foods. Gotham Greens will operate a rooftop garden on the top of the building. The rendering of the new store, above, shows the site from 3rd Street. The historic Coignet building on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street, which Whole Foods does not own but is restoring, is barely visible in the upper left corner.
Whole Foods Hiring for First Brooklyn Store [DNAinfo]
Whole Foods in Gowanus Now Hiring [PMFA]
Rumor: Gowanus Whole Foods to Open Before Thanksgiving? [Curbed]
Rendering from Whole Foods Via DNAinfo