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Whole Foods Market Nears Newark Opening

Whole Foods Market Newark announces community grants, hiring and microcredit lending in advance of winter opening

Newark, NJ: (Dec. 5, 2016) – The opening of Whole Foods Market’s Newark, NJ location, in the city’s revitalized and historic Hahnes building (609 Broad St.) is set to open in the late-winter of 2017. In advance of this anticipated opening, the nation’s leading natural and organic retailer is thrilled to share a variety of exciting updates for the community: 

In addition to these exciting announcements, the store is continuing to seek community partners for a variety of partnerships and initiatives. To support in the identification and selection of potential partners, Whole Foods Market Newark is creating a community advisory board consisting of community residents from around Newark. An information session about the advisory board is being held at 6:00 p.m. on December 13 at the Urban League of Essex County, 508 Central Avenue in Newark. Interested individuals and organizations seeking partnership with Whole Foods Market or potential vendor partners should contact the Newark Community Liaison Team of Sybil Bost ( and Milena Caraballo ( .

For additional information and future announcements, please visit the store’s social media channels: and Twitter & Instagram @wfmessexnj