JERSEY CITY, NJ - After more than a decade of seeking to get the Austin, Texas.-based organic mega-retailer to open a store in downtown Jersey City, city officials have cleared the last hurdle and will soon see a Whole Foods opening on the corner of Washington Street and Columbus Drive. 

The 47,000-square-foot upscale food mart will be in one of Mack-Cali’s buildings on the waterfront and will be located in spaces previously occupied by HopsScotch and Five Guys on the west side of the building, using the first two floors and possibly part of the parking deck.

The City Council passed several resolutions in September to deal with parking and other issues including converting Pearl Street Between Washington and Greene streets into a one-way road in order to accommodate deliveries.

Mayor Steven Fulop announced in early 2019 that the company would not only open a store, but will also relocate its headquarters to the waterfront area, bringing an estimated 400 jobs.

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