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Whole Foods Market announces opening date for first Brooklyn store

Whole Foods Market’s first store in Brooklyn, NY, will open Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 214 3rd Street. At more than 56,000 square feet, the new store will offer a full range of high-quality natural and organic foods. It will also feature a 20,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse built in partnership with New York’s Gotham Greens.

The Third & 3rd store will be home to a host of local products from many of Brooklyn’s noted artisanal wfmarWhole Foods Market’s new Brooklyn, NY, store will feature a 20,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse.producers, with one-of-a-kind exclusive items in every department, as well as The Roof, a second-floor indoor/outdoor tap room and restaurant, and an in-store, take-out venue from noted ramen chef Yuji Hariguchi.

Whole Foods Market’s partnership with YUJI Ramen began last year when the retailer teamed up with Brooklyn Flea to launch Smorgasburg Bowery, a monthly in-store pop-up of rotating local Smorgasburg vendors. The Bowery store is continuing to offer its popular Smorgasburg Snack Bar venue, offering a wide selection of items, highlighting vendors from the famed weekly food markets in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Founded in 1980 with a staff of 19, Whole Foods Market has grown to more than 360 stores with more than 78,000 employees.