News from the 48th Ward: Whole Foods Update


In case you missed the announcement from Alderman Harry Osterman this morning…

“Our community has eagerly awaited the arrival of Whole Foods Market, coming to 6001 N. Broadway. I have some exciting updates to share. Whole Foods Market will open on Wednesday, April 29 at 8:00am.

The store has been gutted and completely rehabbed from within, about a $10 million project. With décor inspired by early 1900’s Chicago, Whole Foods Market Edgewater will offer shoppers a wood fired grill venue, made-in-house naan bread, in-house smoked meats and seafood, Neapolitan-style pizzas, and made-in-house sushi. This location will also feature a Red Star Bar, a wine bar, a coffee bar and juice bar.

Whole Foods Market highly values community partnerships and giving back to the local community. The Edgewater store will have a full-time community relations manager. I met with the Whole Foods Market Edgewater Leadership last week and am looking forward to the partnerships and programming that will result from Whole Food’s presence in our community. During the Edgewater store’s first week, 5 non-profit organizations will benefit from 1% of the net-sales on a given day: Friends of Senn High School, Peterson Garden Project, Felines & Canines, Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles and Jackalope Theater. Daily Food donations will go to Care for Real & Vital Bridges.

Prior to their April 29th opening, Whole Foods will host a Community BBQ on Saturday, April 18. This special event will be coupled with the annual 48th Ward Clean & Green. Please see full details below and we hope you can join us for both events!”

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

48th Ward Clean & Green
and Whole Foods Market Community BBQ!
Saturday, April 18, 9am – 4pm

9:00 am – The Clean & Green begins at various sites throughout the ward. First stop by the ward yard (5853 N. Broadway) to pick up tools and materials. We will sweep, rake, paint and plant our way throughout the 48th Ward to improve our parks, gardens, schools, streets and storefronts. To volunteer for the Clean & Green, contact Ginger Williams at (773) 784-5277 or
1:00pm — Celebrate all of your hard work and join Whole Foods in their parking lot at 6001 N. Broadway for a BBQ, live music, giveaways and more!Whole Foods Market Edgewater – Your Coolest New Neighbor by the Lake

April 18, 2015, 1PM-4PM

Have a taste of the great products that will be on our shelves, meet our team members and learn how Whole Foods Market plans to serve the Edgewater community.

Join us in our parking lot for…
* Free Product Samples by our Highest Quality Vendors
* Tasty BBQ Options Grilled up by Whole Foods Market Team Members – FREE!
* Live Music & Entertainment

We can’t wait to meet you, Edgewater! Special thank you to participants of the 48th Ward Clean & Green for making our neighborhood a brighter place.

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