• Whole Foods in Jersey City’s Location Announced

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    It’s official. After reporting back in March that a Whole Foods could be coming to Jersey CityHoboken Girl has learned that the market is making its home on the corner of Washington Street and Columbus Drive — AKA Harborside 4A.

    After months of speculation — and years of rumors JC Upfront shared the confirmed news and location, which was supported by an official statement from Mack-Cali, the organic market’s developer. Keep reading to find out all about the new Whole Foods coming to Jersey City. 

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    {Photo credit: JC Upfront}

    Whole Foods in Jersey City 

    “Our neighborhood, and Jersey City as a whole, has been in need of a quality, organic grocer for some time now and we are very excited to be the one’s to make that a reality,” said Mack-Cali SVP of Communications, Deidre Crockett.

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    Owned by Amazon, Whole Foods isn’t just bringing a market to JC; it’s also planning on opening up its Northeast Headquarters on Jersey City’s waterfront.

    “The Whole Foods team have also chosen the waterfront space of Harborside 3 as their new Northeast headquarters, which supports the strength of the Jersey City market,” Crockett explained.

    Opening a Whole Foods in Jersey City is hardly a new idea. The original deal came about several years ago, but was squashed in 2017 when the proposed location for the site was deemed “contaminated.”

    At the time, Whole Foods representatives remained hopeful that a market near the Grove Street PATH Station would become a reality. “We remain as committed as ever to bringing the highest-quality natural and organic foods to Jersey City,” Ted Kwong, Whole Foods Northeast Regional PR Coordinator said at the time.

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    In February, Co-Star News reported that Mack-Cali Realty Corp. was concentrating on negotiating leases “with potential clients like Amazon’s Whole Foods,” which revived the WF rumors. Michael DeMarco, chief executive of Mack-Cali, confirmed the lease negotiations to Co-Star.

    Beyond Jersey City

    And Jersey City isn’t the only Hudson County area in talks with Whole Foods. Neighboring Weehawken had its own Whole Foods 365 deal — a kind of discounted Whole Foods outpost — on the table. Lately, no one seems to know where that deal is going. Back in January, Whole Foods shut down production on all its new Whole Foods 365 locations, which leaves the Weehawken location to-be-determined.

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    The developer, Mack-Cali already owns a number of properties on the waterfront, including Harborside, the “city within a city” that features office buildings, restaurants, shops, apartments, and a Hyatt Regency.

    Ever since Amazon acquired Whole Foods in 2017, food prices have been dramatically lowered. With exclusive offers for Prime member shoppers, Amazon was able to decrease food prices yet again back in April of this year.

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    No official opening date or timeline has been released for the Jersey City Whole Foods, but you can bet Hoboken Girl will update as news is available.

    How do you feel about a Whole Foods in Jersey City? Let us know in the comments below!


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    Steph Osmanski is a freelance writer and social media consultant who specializes in health and wellness content. Her words have appeared in Seventeen, Life & Style, Darling Magazine, and more. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton and writing a memoir.


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