Not only will the Gowanus Whole Foods have a full commercial vegetable garden on its roof, but it’ll have a full-service bar and cafe too. The venue will be called The Roof, will have 16 beers on tap and will serve up food from a variety of neighborhood vendors. While it’ll surely be nice to have these options in the neighborghood, it’s hard not to chuckle at how stereotypically Brooklyn hipster this all is. Here’s the quote from Eater:
A crane operator lowered the shell of a greenhouse onto the roof of the Gowanus Whole Foods this afternoon as a worker in a cherry picker lent an assist. Things are happening!
In case you missed it, Gowanus Whole Foods is now hiring.
Live in or near Gowanus and need a job? The new Whole Foods that’s going up on the corner of Third and Third is now officially hiring.
The above photos comes from Pardon Me For Asking, who saw the flyer hanging in Assemblywoman Joan Millman’s office on Smith Street. PMFA also has some excellent photos of the current progress of construction; it’s getting close! Check it out.
Those interested in applying for a position at Whole Foods can do so here.
Whole Foods has released a whole lot of new information about the 20,000 square foot greenhouse they’ll be building atop the soon-to-open Whole Foods in Gowanus [via Grub Street]. Gotham Greens – famous for their massive rooftop garden in Greenpoint – will operate the greenhouse, which they’re billing as “the nation’s first commercial scale greenhouse farm integrated within a retail grocery space.” Notably, the rooftop garden will operate year-round and supply fresh produce not only to the Gowanus store but to other Whole Foods retailers throughout NYC.
Here’s Whole Foods trying to convince you how green and ethical they are:
The new greenhouse will be designed, built and operated by Gotham Greens in partnership with Whole Foods Market. The specially designed rooftop farm will include advanced irrigation systems that use up to 20 times less water than conventional farming as well as enhanced glazing materials and electrical equipment to reduce overall energy demand. Based on the farm’s proximity to Whole Foods Market stores in New York City, the project will eliminate long distance food transport and its associated emissions, while ensuring product freshness, quality and nutrition for thousands of customers in the area.
The rooftop greenhouse will be fully operational at the time of the new Whole Foods Market opening. Read the rest of Whole Foods’ marketing fluff, including the lulz-worthy phrase “green collar jobs,” here.