Opposition to Whole Foods in Gowanus starts to sprout

With Whole Foods Market getting ready to plant its roots in Gowanus, some groups are worried that the grocer might not be a good fit

BROOKLYN - With Whole Foods Market getting ready to plant its roots in Gowanus, some groups are worried that the grocer might not be a good fit for the area.

The grocery chain says it is about to begin construction on a new location at the empty site at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street.

The Gowanus Institute, however, says the grocer could have found a better location, and that a manufacturing plant would have been be a better fit for the area, providing more jobs.

Whole Foods says the new site will add about 300 jobs, most of which will be full-time.

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