The Herald-Sun follows up this morning on the tale of Whole Foods' wholesale swallowing of neighboring pads at Bull City Market, adding a new wrinkle to the story:
Popular local bike merchant The Bicycle Chain is also out, as its store along with Cinelli's kitchen area will be sites for the organic and natural foods grocer's expansion.
Presumably this means plans once floated for the grocer to hop north across Perry St. to build on the block sandwiched between Broad St. and Iredell are out, given that the H-S says the expansion by Whole Foods will bring it up from 22,000 to 28,000 sq. ft.
Although The Bicycle Chain has been in the Bull City Market shopping center on Broad Street since 1997, co-owner Scott Smith said Whole Foods as the anchor tenant always had the option of taking their space.
The Bicycle Chain has five locations in the Triangle. The Durham store will close by the end of this year, and the company is looking for another similarly sized space in the Ninth Street area to which to relocate.