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Store Tue Feb 20 2007

Yet another Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods will be opening a new store in the Sauganash neighborhood on Wednesday, so be sure to visit this 40,000-square-foot store. According to Whole Foods, the reason for larger stores is due to a greater selection of natural and organic products available and that the stores are attracting a wider variety of clientele than the hippies and natural food die-hards of 27 years ago. The pending relocation of the 36,000-square-foot North Avenue location to the whopping 80,000-square-foot store in Lincoln Park will make it Chicago's largest.

Whole Foods Market Sauganash is located at 6020 N. Cicero Avenue (Cicero & Peterson) just off the Edens Expressway.

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Wendy / February 21, 2007 7:38 PM

I just stopped by there tonight on my way home from work, though I realize now that it wasn't such a good idea to go on the day of its grand opening. It was mobbed and there were guys directing traffic.

I was really looking forward to having a more convenient Whole Foods location, one that's easier to stop in to get the few things I buy there. But it doesn't seem like the developers fully thought out the traffic situation. I think there's only one entrance to the parking lot/garage, which means there'll be a ton of cars waiting to turn in there from both directions on Cicero (which is slow enough at rush hour already). So much for being able to just run in and pick up a few things.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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