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Feb 14, 2014 08:01 AM

Whole Foods coming to Wall in late 2015 or early 2016!

This article posted in the Coast Star says that the proposed location in at Allaire Plaze, at the corner of Allaire Road and Rt. 35.

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  1. Thanks for the heads-up.

    It brought two thoughts immediately to mind. First, "a WF would be a nice addition to the local shopping scene," and, second, "Wow! Somebody actually reads the Coast Star!"

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    1. re: MGZ

      I'll definitely hit it up. I've never been, so I'm interested in what they carry.

      And full disclosure, I get the Coast Star news alerts, and believe it or not, this story was one of them! When I DO read, it's only the Manasquan section! (usually)

      1. re: Heidi cooks and bakes

        I read the Coast Star every Thursday, though I use the term "read" loosely. I scan the headlines, look at the pictures and check the police blotter. Sometimes I'll find an article to read but then it seems there is some piece of pertinent info missing from the article. Mostly I look for people I know.

        After I saw your post, I looked through the paper again put didn't see this article. Maybe next week.

        The comments in the article you linked were interesting. I too wonder where it is actually going. Mr Bean thought maybe it will go into that empty furniture store a little bit down the road. Not unheard of that the Coast Star would get the address wrong.

        1. re: missybean

          You make a good point as there is no retail space in that mall large enough and with loading docks to house a Whole Foods other than the new Lowe's Express. Unless Lowe's is bailing out, which is a possibility based on the amount of business they seem to be doing.

          The old furniture store would be a real stretch considering the current condition and lack of available parking spaces. How about the A&P - just a thought...

          1. re: CatLadyJan

            We thought all those same things. The Huffman Koos location makes no sense but I've seen stranger things. An early WF in NJ was in what I think was an old Lord and Taylor in the middle of Milburn. I think it moved and is now Trader Joe's (notorious for bad parking lots).

            It wouldn't bother me in the least if A&P closed. I loath that store though I know many who love it.


    2. do you guys shop at wegmans on 35?

      I have a WF in my town (middletown) and like it, but its just pricey. I like wegmans better. I am not saying wegmans is a "cheap" place but my dollar seems to go farther least for the stuff that I am shopping for.

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      1. re: corvette johnny

        I do shop at Wegman's sometimes - if there is something in particular that I seek. Most recently, that was jumbo, King Crab legs. I also like it for loose teas.

        Honestly, however, I buy food, drink, and related items pretty much every day, gathering different things from different places. I have no practically no brand or corporate loyalty and prefer small local shops whenever possible. It is not uncommon for me to go to three or four stores to acquire the fixings for a single day's worth of meals.

        1. re: MGZ

          MGZ, that pretty much sums up part of my daily routine as well - shopping for that evening's meal and perhaps the next day as well at a variety of places (SR, Weg and some small markets in AP).

          What really sucks is that there's virtually no presence of an Asian food market below the Driscoll (Asian veggies, currie pastes, etc).

          1. re: JustJake2

            Agreed. Thirty miles of a Parkway can seem unfair when one 'needs' Kaffir lime leaves!

            1. re: JustJake2

              I'm far, far from knowledgeable regarding Asian food markets, but the few times I've walked into Asian Food Market on Rt. 79 in Marlboro, the place has been hopping with activity.

              1. re: jsfein

                It's a good market, but going to Marlboro from the Shore is just as much of a pain in the ass as going to East Brunswick or Edison. At least with the latter destinations, you can reward yourself with expanded lunch options. (The juxtaposition of such First World Problems on this subtopic has such a sweet ironic tone that I had to call myself out on it.)

                1. re: MGZ

                  Thanks JSFein and I was initially in agreement with MGZ as to it being a ROYAL P.I.A going anywhere west from the coast. That is until I googled the location. I did make the trip earlier & it was but 13 miles on #18. Spent a good hour there perusing the shelves, pricing, etc. Not bad and I did infill on some things that I was out of. Decent variety of Asian vegetables too.

                  I did ask where the Kaffir lime leaves were and an English speaking worker told me it was too expensive (tell me about it as I think it was around $60/lb the last time I looked). Always like having some in the freezer should I need it for a dish.

        2. Glad to hear this. I will shop there as well as continue to go to Wegmans....they are both good. Glad that I won't have to trek to Middletown anymore.

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            1. Whole Foods to move into Brielle Sports Club's Wall storefront

              WALL TOWNSHIP — Brielle Sports Club will be closing its Wall location at 1933 Route 35 on Dec. 31 to make room for a new Whole Foods Market.

              Whole Foods is expected to open a 40,000-square-foot supermarket in early 2016 in the Allaire Plaza at the corner of Allaire Road and Route 35.

              Got this news alert from the Coast Star on Wednesday, 11/26. So it sounds like it is going to happen, finally!