Whole Foods Bowery Unveils its New Bakery Entrance

Posted on: March 28th, 2017 at 5:07 am by

Whole-foods-bakery-2

Ten years later, the once-controversial Whole Foods Bowery is trying to spruce things up a bit. After all, it’s (ironically) located in a bland building deemed bad for our collective mental health. You’ve probably seen that much of the first floor is an active construction zone.

The new bakery, under renovations since early February, debuted earlier this week in the store’s northwest corner. Customers can once again enter the supermarket via the original entrance, only this time, flanked by glass cases of baked goods. And even some limited stool seating by the windows.

Whole-foods-bakery-3

Other changes inside the Whole Foods include a remodeled prepared foods section.

This place remains a microcosm of the Lower East Side, though. The trendy shop here, while the downtrodden lurk on the second floor (Chrystie Street facade), a trend that the New York Post got bent out of shape about back in January.

Whole-foods-bakery-1

Recent Stories

Petisco Vegano to Close Tomorrow, Blaming ‘Difficult’ Landlord

Petisco Vegano, the reimagined iteration of Cafe Petisco, this week joins the rank of restaurant closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Last day in business is tomorrow (October 20). Ownership took to Instagram Friday evening with a screed blaming the landlord for making it “extremely difficult for us to operate” since March. Apparently, there was […]

CB3 Committee Approves Grassroots Plan to Save Historic East River Park Buildings

An ambitious grassroots proposal to rehabilitate two endangered East River Park structures received backing from Community Board 3 last week. As previously reported, two Art Deco gems rooted in East River Park were recently deemed eligible for the State and National Registers of Historic Places by the New York State Historic Preservation Office. Both the […]

After Local Pressure, First Park Pedestrian Recreation Area Reopens without MUD Coffee Kiosk

Most of First Park, which straddles the commuter corridor along East Houston Street and First Street, reopened as part of the City’s Phase 4 comeback plan. But soon after, the iron gates at the tail-end of the park, adjacent to the F Train stop on 1st Avenue, were padlocked by the Parks Department. The lock […]

Friday’s Under $40: Ways To Feel Better

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. New York Magazine’s the Cut recently ran a funny-cuz-it’s true story about how our collective posture is getting worse by the day, due to myriad issues, among […]

Marshalls LES Robbed by Man Brandishing a Needle

The two-year-old Marshalls on the Lower East Side was robbed by a syringe-wielding man last week, cops said. The man, thought to be in his mid-20s, entered the store at 197 East Houston last Thursday night (October 10) shortly after 10:00pm. The perp was reportedly caught shoplifting, then confronted by the store manager. That’s when […]