Whole Foods' newest store in Gowanus, Brooklyn is causing local vendors and artists to tread "a fine line" between reaching new customers and supporting what they think of as new, "big" development.
Dec 23, 2013 The New Yorker
When does the opening of a Whole Foods generate national media attention? When the location is Midtown, Detroit.
Jun 10, 2013 Grist
An effort to bring jobs and the first Whole Foods to Prince George's County confronts rezoning debates and backhanded tactics.
Feb 5, 2013 The Washington Post
Starbucks used to be the retailer who symbolically announced the revival of an urban community. Not any longer. Will Doig looks at Whole Foods, the new gentrification symbol, who've "made a science of putting down roots" at "just the right moment".
May 8, 2012 Salon.com
Tanveer Ali sees Detroit, where the impending arrival of retail behemoths has been greeted with enthusiasm by a city in desperate need of jobs and retail outlets, as an interesting test case for theories about the economic value of big-box stores
Mar 5, 2012 Good
DJDave, aka David Wittman, spoofs L.A. culture and the politics of the parking lot in this clever video.
Jun 17, 2011 YouTube