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Do you want Whole Foods Market to come to the DC USA retail complex? If so, sign our petition! At the minimum, please provide your name, email, and a brief comment stating your support. You may also provide your address but this is optional. As you can see from the entries below, only your name and comments will be shown. Your email and address will be kept protected. This petition will help us keep a running tally of supporters. When we get enough supporters, we can send the petition list to Whole Foods Market.
New Update! March 20, 2006. Thank you to all those who have signed this petition and emailed us expressing your support of Whole Foods Market coming to Columbia Heights. Please continue to sign this petition to show your support for bringing Whole Foods Market to Columbia Heights.
Please direct all your emails to Karen Riley, the Real Estate Coordinator for Whole Foods Market at email@example.com. Again, we urge you to copy us (cc or bcc) on the message you send to Whole Foods Market at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can keep count of the messages and report the latest number to you. We would also like to make periodic compilations of all the emails sent and provide it to Grid Properties.
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|Mike Weber||Signed on: Sun 29 Jan 2006 13:32:03 CST|
I am very hopeful that Whole Foods will reconsider locating in Columbia Heights. As a resident who walks and uses Metro transit, parking is not an issue for me (and many of the local residents). Giant is not as good of an answer as Whole Foods for the many health conscious young professionals who have recently located in this area. Thanks!
|Chris Jameson||Signed on: Fri 27 Jan 2006 16:13:58 CST|
I am very much in support of Whole Foods coming to Columbia Heights.
|David Dickerson||Signed on: Fri 27 Jan 2006 12:12:18 CST|
As a resident of Columbia Heights, I would very much welcome Whole Foods to the community. I do not believe that parking would pose a great concern, as many of the residence that would frequent this center would walk and with a metro station within yards of the facility other consumers could easily shop at the complex using public transportation. I believe that it is brands such as this that will continue to transfor the neighbor hood and attract more new home buyers.
|uriel Ochea||Signed on: Fri 27 Jan 2006 12:10:33 CST|
I do not want a Whole Foods Market. We want a more internationally flavored retailers that caters to the Local Latino population. Giant is already across the street. Do you we really need another store? How about some non profit entities? A local community center, hopsital, churches
|Jerry Overman||Signed on: Fri 27 Jan 2006 03:39:17 CST|
I am very excited about the prospect of Whole Foods in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in DC. I have been a loyal customer of Whole Foods for as long as I can remember, from buying my first home in San Antonio, TX, through a couple of relocations that resulted in a permanent move to DC in 2002. I lived in Dupont Circle, shopping the P St. store in DC until my recent purchase of a condo in Columbia Heights. Like many of my friends and colleagues, I have not found the need for a car in DC and would not require parking. Please keep in mind that there are many in my situation that would walk or metro to the store. I believe that Whole Foods in Columbia Heights is a win-win proposition. I believe strongly that the time is right, you have what the neighborhood needs and we are primed and ready for you.
|Ron Symmons||Signed on: Thu 26 Jan 2006 09:54:09 CST|
Love Whole Foods. There are a lot of HUNGRY people here.
|Mike Ryan||Signed on: Thu 26 Jan 2006 09:53:08 CST|
It would be great to have Whole Foods in Columbia Heights!
|Kristin Coble||Signed on: Wed 25 Jan 2006 21:22:46 CST|
There will surely be plenty of business there
|Olga Oliker||Signed on: Wed 25 Jan 2006 12:03:34 CST|
I was a very frequent shopper at Whole Foods when I lived at 17th and P. It would be my regular grocery store if it were in my new neighborhood, and I expect it would serve that purpose for many of my neighbors as well. It\'s location on the Green Line will also make it convenient to shoppers from downtown DC and throughout the area.
|A Maeno||Signed on: Wed 25 Jan 2006 08:37:34 CST|
The possibility of a Whole Foods opening within walking distance positively affected my decision to buy property in this neighborhood. The P St Whole Foods parking lot is always a nightmare. If I could walk or metro there easily I would do it in a second.
|J Grall||Signed on: Tue 24 Jan 2006 22:39:12 CST|
Wholefoods is welcome and wanted in Columbia Heights!!
|Heather Lasher Todd||Signed on: Tue 24 Jan 2006 11:58:29 CST|
Would love to have a Whole Foods in Columbia Heights - walking distance to so many nieghborhoods!
|Ted Nigrelli||Signed on: Tue 24 Jan 2006 09:32:22 CST|
Yes, I definitely would like to see a Whole Foods in Columbia Heights, and would shop there regularly (and not require a car to do so).
|Jim Michels||Signed on: Tue 24 Jan 2006 08:32:15 CST|
I like fancy food.
|Kira Tewalt||Signed on: Sun 22 Jan 2006 22:56:19 CST|
I have read various reasons for Whole Foods not wanting to be in Columbia Heights that varied from not a large enough space at 37,000 sq. ft., to not enough parking. Evidently the space allocated in the DC USA space is larger than the P St. space and look at the market you have there. Every single time I go, it is filled. Perhaps, the Whole Foods corporation has a new suburban business model that prefers a larger suburban-type store, but honestly, in DC, that store will not thrive. Look at the new Giant that just opened up in Columbia Heights. It is very large, and sterile, and emanates a loney feeling, even when busy, which is rare. Go shopping there sometime. I prefer the cramped, busy setting that screams of community that is the P St. Whole Foods store. And evidently others do also, or else, it would not be so consistently busy.
Perhaps the Whole Foods corporation is worried about cannabilizing the current WF stores. This will not happen. Dupont is fairly close to the Glover Park, Wisconsin store, and if DC did not have enough of a market to sustain, then the P St. store would have failed. There is definitely a large enough base of the socio-economic demographic in Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Adams Morgan, 16th St. Heights, etc., that would frequent WFs, to keep the Columbia Heights store busy. I do not like Giant. But I shop there because it is convenient. I am a driver in DC, as I must drive to work during the week. And yet, on the weekends, I prefer to leave my car and go out on foot with my grocery cart to Giant. I feel a part of the city when I do this. If I wanted to be in my car all of the time, I would move to the suburbs. I go to the lonely Giant because it is convenient, and yet, I would rather shop where I can get quality cheese, organic vegetables, and low sugar cereal. There is enough of a potential market in Columbia Heights to sustain another Whole Foods in DC.
The last reason I read why you may not be considering the Columbia Heights location has to do with parking. To this reason, I do not really know enough about the availability of parking to have an intelligent argument. If there is not enough parking for Whole Foods, how can there be for Target, Best Buy, and the other anchor stores? If there is not enough parking, shame on the DC USA developers and the DC government for issuing the permits to build. Many people who would frequent the Columbia Heights store would not need nor want to park, but I agree that there are some who will want to park. I don\'t know if 45 spaces is enough, but again, how many spaces are there in the P St. store? I can not imagine there there are more than 45 spaces, and yes, it is tight, but it is sufficient on a CITY business model. Do not try to model your space needs after a suburban model. This is what Giant tried to do, and consequently, failed. You probably won\'t need a lot of parking.
Please come to Columbia Heights. We have the income to support you. And, perhaps more importantly, we have the organic, olive, special cheese, prepared foods buying demographic. If you settle here, your store will be fabulously successful!!!!
|Andrew Richman||Signed on: Sun 22 Jan 2006 18:03:55 CST|
The lines at the Logan Circle Whole Foods prevent me from shopping there as much as I would like. A new one closer to my house would make a big difference. I strongly encourage you to open this new location.
|Kenley Moy||Signed on: Sat 21 Jan 2006 12:47:37 CST|
I am a new homeowner in Columbia Heights. I live 5 walking blocks to the proposed site for Whole Foods at the DC USA retail complex. I use to shop at Whole Foods on P Street but it is getting too crowded and I don\'t like the hassle of having to drive all the way to Logan Circle. It would be so convenient to have a Whole Foods in our Columbia Heights neighborhood so that we can walk to the store. I shop at the new Giant Supermarket now because it is so close to my house. I would definitely go back to shopping at Whole Foods if there was one within walking distance to my home. I know many of my neighbors feel the same way. We prefer the superior organic produce at Whole Foods. Most of us are young professionals buying our first homes in the growing Columbia Heights neighborhood. Please open a Whole Foods at the DC USA retail complex. I know there is a loyal following for Whole Foods amongst the Columbia Heights residents. Thank you!
|Michelle Delemarre||Signed on: Fri 20 Jan 2006 13:58:58 CST|
I join the many folks who have noted that the P Street Whole Foods is crowded and inconvenient. My husband and I do shop there, on occasion, but we tend to spend the bulk of our grocery money at the more convenient grocery stores (Safeway, Giant). We\'d be glad to resume shopping at Whole Foods on a regular basis if there was a store in the neighborhood.
|Cory Bryant & Richar||Signed on: Thu 19 Jan 2006 11:48:57 CST|
Richard and I support the addition of Whole Foods to the neighborhood. Whole Foods was our store of choice when we lived near Logan Circle, but since moving to Columbia Hts we have frequented Giant. We would certainly switch back if given the choice.
|B Hiltzheimer||Signed on: Thu 17 Aug 2006 16:29:34 CDT|
My fiancee and I just bought a new house in Columbia Heights, and very much support a Whole Foods coming to the neighborhood. We used to shop at the P St. Whole Foods when we rented in that area, but we won\'t likely make it all the way down there from Columbia Heights. I am confident that there is a substantial, separate market for Whole Foods in Columbia Heights.
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