Three More Whole Foods? Grocer Signs Lease on H Street

by Shilpi Paul

Three More Whole Foods? Grocer Signs Lease on H Street: Figure 1
Rendering courtesy of SK&I Architectural Design Group.

Whole Foods has signed a lease to open a store at 600 H Street NE, according to a press release. The Post’s Jonathan O’Connell was the first to report the news Wednesday morning.

The grocer inked a deal with Insight Property Group, which has plans to build a 430-unit mixed-use building on the 600 block of H Street NE. Whole Foods has agreed to be the anchor tenant of the site, bringing a 38,000-square-foot market to the ground floor of the project.

Currently, a Murry’s grocery store and a storage facility exist on the block; Insight bought the Murry’s store a couple years ago, and is in the process of acquiring the remaining properties. Insight submitted a PUD to plan the development of the project. The H Street Whole Foods is estimated to open in the fall of 2016. The timeline for the completion of the residential component is a little more unclear.

Two weeks ago, UrbanTurf reported that Whole Foods had signed a lease at an upcoming New Jersey Avenue SE project in Navy Yard. This one and the store announced today might not be the only new Whole Foods for the city.

Whole Foods Scott Allhouse told the Washington Post that the market is “very interested” in the Walter Reed site, and has been communicating with the team chosen to develop the site.

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  1. Brandon said at 5:55 pm on Wednesday November 6, 2013:
    What about the Whole Foods at Brookland? After Prince of Petworth posted some scuttlebutt on Whole Foods at Monroe Street Market being a "done deal" we haven't heard any more. http://www.popville.com/2013/07/this-months-edition-of-grocery-store-scuttlebutt-whole-foods-to-brookland/
  1. Daniel said at 6:12 pm on Wednesday November 6, 2013:
    Happy to hear that it is coming to my area, but man, it's gonna put a dent in my bank account.
  1. M said at 6:15 pm on Wednesday November 6, 2013:
    neighbors are ecstatic! we've been crossing our fingers for this one.
  1. Anon said at 6:21 pm on Wednesday November 6, 2013:
    Great news, but I'll believe it when I walk in.
  1. Paul said at 6:24 pm on Wednesday November 6, 2013:
    Cool. But not putting a Whole Foods in City Center was a missed opportunity.
  1. Kier said at 6:38 pm on Wednesday November 6, 2013:
    If I can't have a Wegman's it is an adequate second, Silver Spring location is trying to put 10 lbs of rice in a 5 lb bag: parking, stock, people.
  1. Charles Mondin said at 7:35 pm on Wednesday November 6, 2013:
    Good to hear and now what about a Trader's Joe.
  1. Liz said at 9:53 pm on Wednesday November 6, 2013:
    happy to hear this! that Murray's needs to go, and this should finally fill up the dead zone b/w the bars starting at 10th and restaurants at 5th
  1. CLC said at 12:24 pm on Thursday November 7, 2013:
    Yes, what about Brookland?
  1. James said at 12:09 pm on Friday November 8, 2013:
    Another win for the future H Street. Murry's is a stain, and the adult males who just stand there all day will have to find another place to loiter.

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