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First Peek at Downtown LA's Much-Awaited First Whole Foods

The view from Grand and Eighth Street. Photos by <a href="http://instagram.com/elizabethdanielsphoto/">Elizabeth Daniels</a>
The view from Grand and Eighth Street. Photos by Elizabeth Daniels

This Wednesday, November 4, Downtown Los Angeles's first-ever Whole Foods will open to the public. Excitement's been building since the summer of 2013, when it was first announced that the famously upscale market would be setting up shop in grocery-store-poor DTLA. The 41,000-square-foot store will have a bar/restaurant, a coffee bar, and an interior design that will "emulate the art deco style popular in historic downtown Los Angeles buildings, but with a contemporary twist," a release from WF says. The store occupies part of the ground floor of the 700-unit Eighth & Grand luxury apartment complex, which has a special entrance into the classy supermarket from the resident parking garage.

The first move-ins began over the weekend at Eighth & Grand, though the building is still a work in progress; it's shooting for full completion in April or May, a rep for the project tells Curbed. Among the enviable amenities (rooftop pool!) that tenants of the fancy and pricey apartments will have access to will be food delivery from Whole Foods (via third-party provider Instacart) and "front-of-the-line" passes to the restaurant in the WF. Curbed visited the site to see how it's developing, and we've got all the photos.


· Whole Foods Will Open in Downtown LA on November 4 [Curbed LA]
· How Much Will It Cost to Live in DTLA's Whole Foods Building? [Curbed LA]

Eighth & Grand

770 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017