New Whole Foods Comes to Englewood

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Chicago welcomes another Whole Foods Market. On Tuesday, a ground breaking ceremony was held in Englewood.

Ald. JoAnn Thompson of the 16th Ward, Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush of the first congressional district and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were just a few officials at the ceremony. The 18,000-square-foot store is set to open in 2016 at 63rd and Halsted Street.

According to, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, “Today’s groundbreaking is symbolic of the millions of dollars in investments that are already being made in Englewood.”

NBC Chicago also said the store would be the first grocery store in Thompson’s ward in at least 30 years.

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