Monday, November 14, 2005

No Whole Foods? Address Complaints to NORA

Just when we thought we might get a Whole Foods, it's been snatched away. Last week the IBJ reported developer Paul Kite had a third proposal ready to go the Nora Northside Community Council for development of the northeast corner of 86th and Keystone. However, more complete information has arrived and they're now reporting the council voted unanimously on Nov. 3 to oppose the third version of the plan -- which called for a 50,000-square-foot grocery store. Kite was hoping to lure a Whole Foods market to the site. Development is going to continue marching on whether a small group of community folks along 86th street like it or not. It's too bad the rest of us have to suffer. I suppose they'll be happy to let the business go to Carmel or Westfield. Meanwhile, those of us who live downtown would just love any kind of grocery store that could improve upon O'Malia's (or the scary Kroger on 16th.)

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