Whole Foods, in Downtown Brooklyn?

The Brooklyn Eagle is reporting that the developer at 101 Willoughby Street (or 7 Metrotech Center) is trying to woo Whole Foods over to the former Verizon building. It’s currently being converted into a 250-unit luxury residential tower. The landmarked 27-story building, at the corner of Bridge Street, has 64,000 square feet of retail space on three floors.

The Real Estate called up Whole Foods to see if they are eyeing the space, but they wouldn’t comment on it, saying only, “We’re looking at the best possible location.” But they did tell us that their Park Slope location is currently being cleaned up from the toxic sludge discovered earllier at the site, and groundbreaking for construction should begin in two and a half months, with a completion date in about 14 months.

-Matthew Grace