Whole Foods Market in the East Village of New York, a photo by david_shankbone on Flickr
My take is that we won't see a Whole Foods anytime in the near future, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were keeping a close watch on the area. If the streetcar really does get up and running soon, we will likely see an acceleration of the already rapid pace of local development. Practically every week brings a new business opening (and those are just the ones I actually notice). I looked at Twitter this morning only to see that a house a few doors down from me has been listed for close to a million dollars. So, Whole Foods looking I buy. Signing a letter of intent? I'm skeptical.