The grocery store chain has inked a deal for a two-level emporium at 1095 Sixth Ave. between 41st and 42nd streets, right across the street from Bryant Park, a Whole Foods spokesman confirmed.
The 32,000-square-foot store will focus on grab-and-go lunch items to serve the area's many office workers and tourists, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and Crain's New York Business. Whole Foods will occupy 10,000 square feet on the office tower's ground floor and 22,000 square feet on the second floor, the Journal reported.
Whole Foods, which has eight locations in the city after its new Gowanus store opened on Tuesday, has not announced an opening date for the Bryant Park market.
The Blackstone Group, which owns 1095 Sixth Ave., declined to comment.