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Whole Foods In Sherway Gardens Area

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

    1. 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.

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

        1. 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.

          1. http://www.galactic-guide.com/article...

            or

            http://www.badinage.com/ltq/ltqans035...

            DT

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            1. re: Davwud

              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

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

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

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              1. re: Kagemusha

                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

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

                  1. re: 5andman

                    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

                      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

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

                        1. re: ssainani

                          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. 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

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

                  DT

                  1. re: Davwud

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

                    1. re: mac n cheeze

                      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

                        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.