You would think Bedford Avenue couldn’t get any hotter, and that’s saying something during the recent heatwave. However, the late July openings of Whole Foods (July 26th) and an Apple Store (July 30th) ramped up the popularity sizzle for the span of this thoroughfare between North 3rd and North 4th Streets.
At the Grand Opening for Whole Foods the first 250 received tie-dyed shopping bags. The main market is subterranean level. You will be able to literally scoop up flour, nuts pastas, etc, into your own or a supplied container in their bulk foods section. Street level will offer an array of prepared foods.
As of this printing the Apple Store is yet to open. As it is the first Brooklyn store there are sure to be some goodies for some goers to the grand opening. The website declares “We’ve got something special in store for you.” Apple, legendary for its secrecy, was stretching out the mystery of this stores opening date as it was covered up by scaffolding until around a week before their opening, sans signs of any kind. Press that previewed the space tell of: a conference room where small businesses can be informed about Apple products; an inner interior with a town square like vibe; a wooden planked ceiling, which acoustically eliminates ambient noise that impedes conversation, among other of its attributes. The brick exterior is very much like that of the previous building, arched windows included.
Welcome to the neighborhood Whole Foods and Apple. When the L-train shuts down in 2019, you will be two reasons there is no need to go into the city.