The latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Upper West Side: The big Whole Foods inside new megarental 808 Columbus will open August 27. Consider the Columbus Circle crush soon to be alleviated.
2) Bushwick: Familiar with the coming hipster mini-mall known as The Loom? No? Then you'll really want to watch this sneak preview video, featuring lots of...raw space. It feels like a gag, but supposedly the 20-store thingamajig will open in July.
3) Soho: Everybody needs more crystals in their lives, which is why we're excited for the grand opening of the new Swarovski concept "Crystallized." There's also a café and lounge, where we assume the food is also made of crystals.
· Racked [racked.com]