The cheers from gentrifying Brooklyn reached us at Curbed HQ: the Board of Standards and Appeals has voted unanimously to grant Whole Foods a variance for its supermarket at Third Avenue and 3rd Street in Gowanus, according to Brownstoner. (That innovation center proposal was fun for a minute, wasn't it?) The eight-year attempt to build the store?the borough's first Whole Foods?got held up at the BSA while Whole Foods argued that the store's construction presented a hardship. Gowanus will be getting a 56,000-square-foot store, shovels in the ground "as soon as possible," with a 20,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse, a parking lot with electric vehicle recharging station, and an incredibly creepy 19th century building left to look at.
· After 8 Years, Brooklyn's First Whole Foods is Finally a Go! ['Stoner]
· Gowanus Whole Foods coverage [Curbed]