When the new Whole Foods Market opens at 2101 Pennsylvania Avenue on October 14th, it will be bringing a lot more than just a super market. The 61,990 square foot mega market will also have a 140-seat food hall that will include several local favorites including Cheu Noodle Bar, Dizengoff, and Wiz Kid, the new fast-casual concept from Rich Landau.
• One weekend habit that could help you shed pounds? When you head out for drinks after work with friends (because it’s the freakin’ weekend!), treat yourself to a fancy cocktail instead of a cheap happy hour deal. It’s simple math: If you’re sticking to a budget, you’ll probably indulge in just one instead of overdoing it on the cheap stuff, lowering your calorie count in the process. [Women’s Health]
• Good news, coffee addicts of the world: Yesterday, the World Health Organization officially took coffee off of its list of possible carcinogens, which it’s been on since 1991, and said that drinking coffee could actually protect against a number of cancers. That said, researchers did note that, surprisingly, drinking coffee—or any beverage, for that matter—when it’s super hot could contribute to esophageal cancer, so make sure to let your java cool before you sip! [New York Times] Read more »
If you were planning on braving the storm tomorrow and trudging through the snow to Whole Foods for some freshly made sushi and kombucha — you know, snow day essentials — think again: Whole Foods announced on Instagram a little while ago that all of their Philly-area locations will be closed tomorrow due to the storm.
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My love affair with Trader Joe’s began innocently enough: I was walking back to our offices in Center City from West Philly after checking out the new Herban Quality Eats, and I realized I needed some honey for the next morning’s tea. I was passing by Trader Joe’s at 22nd and Market, so I stopped in. 10 minutes later, I walked out with not just honey — raw organic honey that cost me an impressive $4.99, by the way — but three avocados (99 cents each), some organic dog treats ($2.99!) and a ginger kombucha ($2.79, I believe). My total for all of these items came out to around $15 and my first thought was: This would never happen at Whole Foods.
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Target has signed on to a third Center City location for its new line of urban scale stores.
Natalie Kostelni of the Philadelphia Business Journal reported earlier today that the Minneapolis-based retailer will take over the 30,000-square-foot Whole Foods store at 20th and Callowhill after it moves to nearby Rodin Square in 2016.
“I can confirm that a lease has been signed for 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Philadelphia,” Kristy Welker, of Target Communications, wrote in an email to Property.