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Feb 9, 2012 04:51 PM

Whole Foods coming to Port Chester, and I rejoice!

I've heard rumors for a while now, but here's the incontrovertible proof: Whole Foods is coming to Port Chester.

I know there's been plenty of threads about the state of grocery shopping here; I know Whole Foods isn't for everyone, but honestly, I'm thrilled. The no-brainer guess is the A&P space on Route 1, by the Kohl's. But who knows?

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  1. That would certainly dress up that strip mall. Its depressing most of the time!

    1. with the addition of white castle (formerly wendy's) right down the road I guess they even out a clearly established between the border of port chester and rye (respectively), no?

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      1. re: discounteggroll

        Hadn't heard about the White Castle - and now my husband is the happiest chap in all the land.

        1. re: Mrs.Sean

          White Castle I have not heard about either! They are one of the few chains I will eat at. Just for the basic slider at least.

          1. re: cubanat

            Any more recent info on White Castle? I contacted their corporate offices and got a very nice but very vague reply.

            1. re: loeborg

              It will be very popular. Like being bad once in a while.

      2. That's great for the center east of the county - when are they going to realize there's $ to be had in Northern Westchester? Waah!

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        1. re: Nancy C

          Yes, it is very disappointing that I have to drive to Danbury to get to Trader Joes and will also for Whole Foods (and even further for Fairway). Then they want to build a Costco in Yorktown, and some clueless folks say that we can do better here and that there's nothing wrong with having to drive a half hour to get to one of their other locations.

          1. re: MisterBill2

            Well, I'm on the nay say side of Whole Foods, but I work in White Plains so if I get the urge I can go there. But I totally agree - I'm in Goldens Bridge and boy, I'd love not to schlep to Danbury for Trader Joes and Costco. Not to mention Arbyy's and Five Guys ;-)

            1. re: wincountrygirl

              Oh please, Goldens Bridge to Danbury is nothing! What is it, 15 minutes? It's 30 minutes from Yorktown, and I'm sure people drive further for the great shopping in Danbury.

              1. re: MisterBill2

                Not when everything else I do on Saturday is in the opposite direction. It's a special trip and I do it, but it would be nice to have one in the same general direction. Saturday is the only day I have for errands.

                1. re: wincountrygirl

                  Everything's in Danbury anyway, just do all your errands there.

          2. re: Nancy C

            I believe Whole Foods is considering Chappaqua Crossing.

            1. re: Barrels41

              I asked a manager type in the new Danbury store about Chappaqua when Danbury opened a few months ago, and he said he had not heard anything about it. However, it would be the obvious choice there and I'm sure it would turn many opponents of the development into supporters.

          3. It's opening on October 22nd according to their site!