SILVER LAKE — Every few weeks The Eastsider gets asked if Whole Foods is still planning to open up in Silver Lake. The high-end supermarket chain announced in May 2013 that it would be moving into the Glendale Boulevard shopping center now occupied by Ralphs, with officials initially projecting a 2014 opening before pushing the date back to sometime in 2015. But that has not kept some Silver Lake residents from fretting.
A Silver Lake man said he recently heard rumors about the chain backing out of the deal, which would be a setback since he thought having a Whole Foods nearby would make his home more attractive to potential buyers.
“I own a condo not far from there and I think a Whole Foods would help me sell,” he said.
But Whole Foods has not backed away from the deal, says Andi Dowda, a regional marketing coordinator for Whole Foods. Dowda, in an email sent last week, did not offer an opening date but said the company remains committed to opening in Silver Lake.
“We have a few stores ahead of the Silver Lake location, and it is on the books,” said Dowda.