Park Slope Grocery Smackdown! How Does the Coop Stack Up Against Whole Foods?

Whole Foods is coming to Brooklyn, building a huge new store right in the Park Slope Food Coop’s backyard. The Observer went shopping last night to see whether the coop’s mythic savings might save it from the micro-greens giant, even if it means working that infamous two-hour-and-forty-five-minute shift each month. We grabbed all the staples, headed for the express lane–15 items or less, please!–and tallied up the totals to see how the grocers fared.

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