Thursday, July 9, 2009

No Whole Foods in Gowanus, the toxic site has been finally put to rest....

Whole Foods MarketImage via Wikipedia

The Brooklyn Paper reported today that Whole Foods will abandon their plans to build a store in Gowanus. A project we, along with many other organizations were a bit skeptical on when it was first announced. Whole Foods had a plethora of mishaps trying to build the store and the 420 space parking lot on toxic land, which concerned neighbors and residents throughout the area.

More so when Whole Foods neglected to take proper precautions by fencing the toxic land from the community. Controversy arose when the broken fence allowed some local children to play in the toxic development site. Whole Foods also mentioned that they will attempt to sell the land.

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