We all know that Brooklyn will be another front in the coming gourmet food war. In Park Slope, Whole Foods is opening a 42,000-square-foot store to take on the Coop. The secret weapon? Around 220 parking spaces--meanwhile the hippies strike back with a new (and already neglected) product blog. In Red Hook, Fairway is taking a 19th-century warehouse and converting it into another huge supermarket, opening in the fall. It's all old news, yes, but adding fuel to the fire is the report that Trader Joe's--reigning king of the food-related rumor mill--also has its eye on the borough. As much as we'd like to see the tofu fly between these fine retailers, we're sticking to our original story.
· A Trader Joe's is on menu for boro [NYDailyNews]
· BREAKING: Trader Joe's Joins the Union [Curbed]
· Park Slope Food Coop Girds For Battle [Curbed]