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It's Official: Whole Foods Is Coming To Downtown

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Loft-dwellers and downtown workers who don't mind spending a premium on organic fare can rejoice: Whole Foods is coming to the neighborhood.

The rumors that the spendy grocery store would be coming to 8th and Grand turned out to be correct. Whole Foods and City Councilman José Huizar announced yesterday that Whole Food was planning to come to 770 S. Grand Avenue by 2015. This store will be 42,000 square feet, and it will be part of a 700-unit luxury apartment complex.

Huizar said in a statement, "Bringing Whole Foods Market to Downtown is long-awaited news that represents a major coup for Downtown and is an investment in this rapidly growing urban market."

Downtowners are finally getting some real choices when it comes to supermarket shopping besides that Ralph's. A City Target opened this fall, and both Urban Radish opened in the Arts District and Smart & Final opened up this month.

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