Whole Foods Coming to Port Chester

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Reporter Leah Rae had this story in the paper today about Whole Foods coming to Port Chester. Take it away, Leah:

Port Chester, already known for its varied appetite, will gain another option next year with the opening of a Whole Foods supermarket inside a former A&P.

The Texas-based chain has signed a lease with AVR Realty Co. for the vacant building at the Kohl’s Shopping Center on Boston Post Road, just off Interstate 287.

Plans call for opening in late 2013. This will be Whole Foods’ third location in Westchester County after an opening in White Plains in 2004 and in Yonkers’ Ridge Hill development in October.

The news was announced Wednesday as part of the chain’s quarterly earnings report.

Port Chester takes pride in its reputation as the restaurant capital of Westchester, known for ethnic eateries and assorted markets. A Restaurant Depot warehouse store opened nearby last year on Regent Street off the Post Road.

The A&P closed last year, leaving a void across the street from the shuttered United Hospital.

“Whole Foods will be another great anchor store for Port Chester that will serve not only our residents, but will also bring many other shoppers from the surrounding communities into our village,” Mayor Dennis Pilla said.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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