Besides the rooftop greenhouse from Gotham Greens, the 56,000-sq.-ft. store from Whole Foods features a rooftop tap room and restaurant, a take-out venue from ramen chef Yuji Hariguchi.
The new Brooklyn operation is a direct result from Whole Foods ongoing expansion drift. Currently, Whole Foods operates approximately 365 stores globally. The company has also stated it plans to expand to 1,000 stores located in the U.K., and Canada. Whole Foods Market sees the potential to expand to 1,200 stores throughout the United States, which is nearly three times the number of locations it currently operates worldwide, the company’s co-chief executives co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb said in an interview on CNBC on Tuesday.
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