|255 E. Grand Ave in early Feb. 2014|
In any event this particular store would be a great location for a Whole Foods Market and it's in the news that they indeed snatched this and other former Dominick's locations up recently. It was kind of alluded to in earlier reports that I blogged about. Still it's certainly good news.
Another thing I've considered however, is that it seems Whole Foods have been aggressively expanding - including a future store in the impoverished Englewood neigborhood - to the point in which I would be concerned about over saturation. Perhaps I'm only exaggerating that in my mind, but in this part of town there's another Whole Foods store in the nearby Gold Coast neighborhood. Who knows perhaps that already established store may be closed at some point in the future.
In any case I do look forward to visiting this future Whole Foods especially if I'm strolling around in downtown Chicago or at least the area of the Magnificient Mile!