Whole Foods has operated at 2323 Wisconsin Ave, NW in the Glover Park neighborhood of Washington DC since 1996. The grocery store closed in March 2017 for a major renovation but is now embroiled in a legal dispute with its landlord, Wical LP.
Wical, LP seeks to evict the grocer (sometimes referred to Georgetown Whole Foods) based on a breach of lease terms. As a result, the renovation has stalled, Whole Foods has sued its landlord asking the courts for an injunction to prevent the eviction, and the residents of Glover Park, Georgetown and other neighborhoods suffer. Moreover, there is now a very large empty corner storefront of a commercial strip on a heavily traveled corridor.
Whole Foods has stated it is their intention to complete the renovations and re-open the store as soon as possible.
We, the undersigned, support Whole Foods' plan to expediently complete the necessary renovations and re-open as soon as possible.
The existence of Whole Foods at this location is a tremendous asset to thousands of residents. Whole Foods has been a good corporate neighbor: Giving a hand to our local elementary school, Glover Park Day and so much more. Just as importantly, their presence gives consumers choice and added competition in the grocery space.
We ask Whole Foods, Wical, LP, and the court to seek a prompt settlement of the dispute and to allow the renovation to be completed as soon as possible.
* Petition sponsored by Christopher Jones and Peter Ludgin in Glover Park *
The Keep Whole Foods in Glover Park, Washington DC petition to Whole Foods was written by Christopher Jones and is in the category Neighborhood Living at GoPetition.