Update - UWS Whole Foods
The new sign posted says the Whole Foods on 97th & Columbus will open *August 27th*. I looked to see if there were any signs indicating an opening party or any such thing, but I didn't see anything. If I do, I'll post back.
As an aside, it also looks like the Associated from 97th & Amsterdam is moving into the new buildings closer to 100th and Amsterdam (more space, newer digs, etc.).