Whole Foods Market has opened a store in one of New York’s most famous buildings, showcasing local products and catering to the district’s well-heeled clientele.
The new store is in One Wall Street, a 56-storey building that, along with the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, has been described as part of “New York City’s great triumvirate” of art deco architecture.
It has been recast as an upmarket apartment building that also features leisure amenities and retail.
The 42,000 sq ft Whole Foods Market store made its debut earlier this month. The retailer says its “design pays homage to the art deco history of the building with Wall Street- and Financial District-inspired influences”.
The Amazon-owned grocer’s store carries approximately 1,000 local products from New York City and its environs, which have been “hand-picked” by the retailer’s “local forager” for the northeast region.
It includes a full-service seafood counter, a butcher, a bakery, a coffee bar and a food pick-up service.
Amazon Prime members who use the store are entitled to benefits such as an extra 10% discount on “hundreds of in-store Sale items”.
More retailers are planning to open at One Wall Street. French fashion and beauty retailer Printemps is creating “a new, experiential-focused retail concept that infuses shopping with entertainment within a ‘Paris meets New York’ design”. The shop will open in spring next year.
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