Holy Whole Foods, Billyburg! BroBo Mecca Coming to Williamsburg Waterfront?

studio maya  monsterisland 01 Holy Whole Foods, Billyburg! BroBo Mecca Coming to Williamsburg Waterfront?

Grafitti or organic greens—take your pic.

Our colleagues over on the Culture page bring word that Williamsburg art space Monster Island is really, finally closing. This is only the latest gallery/venue to be shuttered by gentrification‘s creep across the neighborhood, though this time, the scene may truly be over—it is rumored a Whole Foods is taking over the space near the waterfront.

Williamsburg is already beginning to look more and more like Park Slope, and this would only make the transformation complete. After all, Brownstone Brooklyn is getting a Whole Foods, and they don’t even want it, fearing for the fate of their beloved co-op.

Williamsbug does not trouble itself with such petty problems. The bros in the condos and their flats-wearing fillies will be thrilled. If anything, this news will only trouble Duane Reade and its supremacy as Bedford Avenue’s go-to growler supplier.

mchaban [at] observer.com | @MC_NYC


  1. jimmy says:

    SO sad that the hipsters are getting displaced…..

     Williamsburg is lame and the art that came out of that building is crap anyway. I’m glad Whole FOods is coming. I’m sure the loser trust fund babies that made ‘art’ in that building will be shopping at whole foods in a year. 

  2. Dragon says:

    I am Chef and I live cross the building at Metropolitan Ave,will be great to have a Supermarket like Whole Foods in this neighborhood and my neighbors to,because all the Markets around this area there are not great to Sale good quality.You pay same money like Whole Foods,but less Quality.(Food Town)

    I will be Happy to have a Whole Foods here !!!