Near-downtown Whole Foods Market delayed and downsized

Tip of the hat to Rick at NNASJ who pointed out that Silicon Valley Business Journal is reporting changes to Whole Foods Markets’ plans for San Jose. The chain has been planning a new store on the Alameda at Stockton Street, and already demolished the warehouse previously on the site. Now, the planned size of the store has been reduced from 44,000 to 34,000 square feet, and it’s not expected to open until 2010.

Many downtown residents have been eagerly awaiting the opening of a new gourmet grocery, but it looks like Whole Foods hasn’t been able keep up its expansion pace as the national economic climate has turned against the chain also known as “Whole Paycheck” Markets. Whole Foods is in a whole lotta trouble financially, so I’m guessing there’s still room for this story to get worse for downtowners who can’t live without organic free-trade coffe and locally made non-BGH brie.

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