WEEHAWKEN, NJ—Whole Foods Market will locate a 32,949 square-foot Whole Foods Market 365 store within Hartz Mountain’s Lincoln Harbor mixed-used development on the Weehawken waterfront.
The “365” concept offers affordable grocery shopping as a complement to Lincoln Harbor’s mix of uses. The 2.5 million square-foot development currently comprises over 1,000 existing rental and condominium units, a hotel, restaurants, commercial space, ferry and light rail transportation and open space – all set against the midtown Manhattan skyline. Hartz Mountain plans on adding more than 567 residential units to the development within the next 18-24 months.
“This is an important piece of the overall puzzle as we continue to create what we believe is the region’s premier live, work, shop, dine and play destination,” says Gus Milano, president and CEO of Hartz Mountain Industries. “Public amenities and services are an important part of that formula, and adding a Whole Foods Market 365 store to the mix will go a long way to serving not only the residents of our adjacent luxury Estuary residential building, but all future residential projects, commercial employees and the greater Weehawken and New Jersey Gold Coast communities as well.”
Rising at the corner of Waterfront Terrace and Riverview Drive, the new Whole Foods Market 365 store will be in a high-density area surrounded by thousands of residential units, commercial space and complementary retail providers. Situated just off River Road and adjacent to numerous transportation options including Lincoln Harbor’s onsite NY Waterway ferry stop with service to Manhattan, a light rail station connecting adjacent Gold Coast towns and near the Lincoln Tunnel entrance will make it a convenient shopping destination for Whole Foods Market’s loyal following.
“Whole Foods Market is proud of our long history in the New York City area and we are proud to bring our 365 store to Hudson County,” says Christina Minardi, president of Whole Foods Market’s Northeast Region. “Our 365 stores deliver the same quality that our customers have come to expect, but in a convenient and fun new format that provides exceptional value.”
Developed by Hartz Mountain Industries, Lincoln Harbor occupies 60 acres of waterfront land directly opposite midtown Manhattan and adjacent to the Lincoln Tunnel entrance. The site’s 2.5 million square-foot development includes existing office buildings with such tenants as UBS. In addition to technologically-advanced office space, Lincoln Harbor is currently home to retail shops, several outstanding restaurants, a 350-room Sheraton Lincoln Harbor hotel, a public park, 250-slip marina and waterfront walkways.