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September 04, 2013

Englewood slated to get a Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market has agreed to open an 18,000-square-foot store in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side in 2016, according to a release from the city.

The company is expected to detail plans for new store, which could bring 100 jobs to the economically struggling neighborhood, at an event Wednesday morning. Englewood has been called a "food desert" because of its lack of grocery stores and limited access to fresh foods.

The store would be an anchor for a new 13-acre retail development near 63rd and Halsted Street. DL3, led by Leon Walker, will be responsible for the development of the property, the city said.

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