Whole Foods Coming to Newark

Whole Foods coming to Newark, signs lease for store in Hahne’s building

This always seemed a bit like a pipe dream of Mayor Booker’s. Absolutely stunning to see it become a reality on the eve of his departure from office.

Whole Foods has signed a lease for a 29,000-square-foot outlet in the former Hahne & Co. department store building in Newark. Mayor Cory Booker has been campaigning to bring the healthy food store to the city since 2007.

The store will anchor the Hahne’s conversion into a multi-use building, featuring 127 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments on the upper floors. The main level will be 83,000 square feet of retail and office space.