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Whole Foods To Open in Harlem and Upper East Side

By DNAinfo Staff on October 16, 2012 5:07pm

MANHATTAN — New Whole Foods stores are coming to Harlem and the Upper East Side, officials announced Tuesday.

The eagerly anticipated 39,000-square-foot Harlem store, at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, is slated to open in a new building in the summer of 2015, said Christina Minardi, regional president of Whole Foods Market's Northeast Region.

On the Upper East Side, the new 38,000-square-foot market will be built into an existing space at East 87th Street and Third Avenue. It could open as soon as early 2014, Minardi said.

"We’re thrilled to be bringing Whole Foods Market to both of these exciting, vibrant and community-focused neighborhoods," Minardi said in a statement.

The new arrivals will bring the total number of Manhattan Whole Foods stores to nine.

DNAinfo.com New York first wrote about the Harlem Whole Foods last spring. 

In June 2011, Fairway opened at 240 E. 86th St., between Second and Third avenues.