If you’ve been following along with the Whole Foods saga, then you know that it’s been contentious. Gossip, setbacks, and tentative announcements—we’ve been wondering if the store would ever come to Jersey City.
But now, it’s official: Jersey City is getting a Whole Foods! The grocery store will go up right on the corner of Washington Street and Columbus Drive, just a few blocks from the banks of the Hudson—a different location than what was previously announced.
The storefront will cover an expansive 47,000 square feet. With its location near the waterfront, it’ll drive a lot of new foot traffic into the Paulus Hook area. In addition to the store, Whole Foods will also be adding a Northeast headquarters in the waterfront space of Harborside 3.
Right now, the space near Whole Foods’ future site includes a Five Guys (which will be moving to 101 Hudson Street) and the recently closed HopsScotch. It’s a relatively empty building in a busy area of the city!
Recently bought by Amazon, Whole Foods specializes in organic groceries. In fact, it’s the only USDA Certified Organic grocer in the entire country. The store advertises as “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” and specializes in goods that are free from from hydrogenated fats and artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, and preservatives.
Whole Foods does have a reputation for pricier items, but since being bought by Amazon, things have changed. In addition to lowering the regular prices, Amazon also offers special deals at the store for Amazon Prime members.
What This Means for Jersey City
First, and most notably, Jersey City will finally be in the delivery range for Prime Now groceries! If you don’t have time to stop at the store on your way home or need something quick to finish up dinner, you can now order it online and have it brought right to your door. Plus, residents can now get easier access to certified organic groceries!
The new Whole Foods will also increase the traffic and job opportunities around the Paulus Hook neighborhood, which means extra stimulation for other nearby businesses and public transportation.
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