The Haight Ashbury will finally get its own full-service grocery store, which has been lacking from the neighborhood since Cala Foods closed its doors over 3 years ago. Whole Foods Market has signed a lease to occupy the Stanyan Street Cala location, according to a letter distributed by Mark Brennan to Haight Ashbury neighborhood groups. Different than the original proposal to build a flagship Whole Foods market and a housing development above, the current agreement calls for Whole Foods to occupy the current building without making changes to the building size or the parking lot on the site. This is great news for residents, as it means the Whole Foods will open sooner - Mr. Brennan estimates late 2010 - than anyone anticipated.
Amy Blakeley, REALTOR® McGuire Real Estate www.AmyBlakeley.com
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