EDGEWATER — Workers began ripping out walls, wiring, ceilings and plumbing at the future location of a Whole Foods store, according to a recently issued construction permit.
The work is estimated to cost $273,000.
Since at least last week, construction crews have been hauling out debris from the building, at 6009 N. Broadway.
The permit was issued in June to Chicago-based Novak Construction Co.
A Whole Foods spokeswoman couldn't be reached Monday, but the upscale grocer's regional vice president, Scott Saulsberry, said in May that the store should open next June. Saulsberry also said the store could include unique amenities, such as a taproom or wine bar.
Whole Foods took over the former Dominick's in January.
In 2006, the Safeway-owned grocery store underwent a $2 million remodel, according to a permit issued for the work. In 2011, the grocer spent $170,000 to expand its pharmacy and renovate its restrooms, according to another permit.
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