Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Calumet Heights wants a Whole Foods

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Going so far as to post a petition on the Calumet Heights Community Coalition (CHCC) blog. This quote I grabbed from the petition link:
Isn't it time we had affordable naturally grown foods available in our neighborhood.

A little over a year ago, I blogged about the possibility of bringing Whole Foods to Chatham Market as mentioned at a neighborhood meeting for Wal-Mart in November 2009 by our neighboring Alderman Howard Brookins (21st). I do wish however that CHCC would say more about their drive to bring a Whole Foods to the Stony Island Corridor between 83rd & 95th Street.

Don't know how many have already "signed" this online petition, but I'm sure this organization doesn't have a problem with people from outside their immediate community express support.

BTW, Calumet Heights also contains the neighborhood of Pill Hill.


  1. Redemption? Worlee called me all but a liar a year ago when I made the statement that Whole Food representative said they were not interested in coming to Chattam because of the lack of a large college educated population. It seems as though CHCC is acknowledging this in their petition. Good luck CHCC we need this option on the south side. I am with you. Ald Howard Brookins

  2. Apparently, they didn't read the response we received from Whole Foods http://thesixthward.blogspot.com/2009/11/follow-up-on-whole-foods.html. Yes they look at education but it is not the deal breaker, there are a list of items they consider including fast food restaurants. Again, as I said then, there are forces in Hyde Park who are aggressively courting Whole Foods.


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