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Whole Foods In Sherway Gardens Area

Franchise Jun 15, 2008 02:28 PM

Anyone know:

a) Where they are opening

b) When they are opening

c) How they get the caramilk in the caramilk bar

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    mac n cheeze Jun 17, 2008 04:50 AM

    I find Whole Foods a nice walk through, but rarely ever buy anything there. First, it is grossly over priced; second, there are so many good local butchers and grocers in Toronto (especially for produce in summer), that I personally find it difficult to justify shopping there; and third, the selection (especially produce) is no better than other grocers. When I lived in NYC, I actually often shopped at Whole Foods (they delivered - v handy on the Upper West Side), but they were also priced in line with other grocers in Manhattan. Also, in the Sherway area, the Sobey's nearby on the Queensway is excellent if one wants to shop at a chain grocer. I sincerely wish them well

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    1. re: mac n cheeze
      Davwud Jun 17, 2008 08:17 AM

      There's a reason they call it "Whole Paycheck".


      1. re: Davwud
        mac n cheeze Jun 17, 2008 09:34 AM

        LOL -- I've not heard that before. Too funny

        1. re: mac n cheeze
          Franchise Feb 1, 2009 04:26 PM

          good time to bump this, Haven't heard anything about one opening near Sherway... Has anyone heard more about this location opening? have they just called it quits?

          1. re: Franchise
            CarNut Feb 2, 2009 05:27 AM

            I heard from someone in the retail real estate industry last week that Whole Foods is absolutely NOT opening at Sherway because the City wouldn't budge on where they wanted the entrance/exit into the store and there was no way that Whole Foods could make the store work with the design that the City wanted. So they walked away from the deal.

    2. Kagemusha Jun 16, 2008 07:07 AM

      Wrong place, wrong time. Bloor West/ Kingsway area about 5 years ago, maybe.

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      1. re: Kagemusha
        ssainani Jun 16, 2008 07:14 AM

        while i agree on this area (bloorwest).....parking is needed for whole foods and bloor west does not have this unless you go into an alley like cheese botique

        1. re: ssainani
          5andman Jun 16, 2008 08:57 AM

          Who needs a Whole Foods at Bloor West? Every quality item you ever need is in the area.

          1. re: 5andman
            Kagemusha Jun 16, 2008 01:11 PM

            Maybe the Whole Foods/Walmart juxtaposition works. While Sherway is nice, the surrounding area's industrial/big box/car lot vibe isn't exactly a magnet, much less synched to the Whole Foods aspirational/upscale/self-regarding image.A stroll through Whole Foods is a bit painful in light of the current global food crisis.

            1. re: Kagemusha
              5andman Jun 16, 2008 06:16 PM

              It's Sherway Gardens, not Honeydale Mall. The big box stores around the area have nothing to do with the clientele/market of Sherway Gardens.

              1. re: 5andman
                ssainani Jun 17, 2008 04:13 AM

                agree -- as far as the mall itself goes....i imagine Sherway has one of the highest median income for its clientel

                1. re: ssainani
                  Kagemusha Jun 17, 2008 04:35 AM

                  Just be aware there's far more tire-kicking than "ka-ching" in Sherway's Williams-Sonoma. Whole Foods "pitch" is a bit tired and plainly out of step(i.e., "wretched excess") with current realities. The well-heeled Oakville crew isn't exactly stampeding through that town's Whole Foods. Sherway rents aren't cheap.

      2. Davwud Jun 16, 2008 06:22 AM





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        1. re: Davwud
          ssainani Jun 16, 2008 06:25 AM

          i heard it will be on the ground floor of 1 Sherway (if it does happen)

          i live nearby (lakeshore and parklawn) so i'll like it

          i wish it was a trader joe's however

          1. re: ssainani
            5andman Jun 16, 2008 08:56 AM

            That could make sense, as they are constructing 2-3 buildings with a link/bridge to Sherway Gardens under.above-ground.

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          plavka Jun 15, 2008 08:56 PM

          There's a plaza being built on the West Mall just north of Queensway. It doesn't say anything about Whole Foods but it would make sense.

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            radiopolitic Jun 15, 2008 05:41 PM

            As well, the complex that will be built at the south-east corner of Yonge & Sheppard will most likely include a Whole Foods.

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              radiopolitic Jun 15, 2008 05:40 PM

              It's slated for 2009 - fall. If I remember correctly.

              The exact location, I can't remember off the top of my head either.

              In retrospect I've been quite useless, could most likely find out on Monday.

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                5andman Jun 15, 2008 05:32 PM

                Surprise to me. But, Sherway Gardens would be a perfect place to have a Whole Foods.
                Not entirely sure where they could put it.

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