Whole Foods’ plan to open a distribution center in the Pullman neighborhood has hit a major milestone today as the city’s Finance Committee has approved the upscale grocery chain’s request for $7.4 million in TIF subsidies to open the facility, the Chicago Department of Planning and Development announced. The public funding request was a key a hurdle for the plan, which is expected to create 150 new jobs in the area. The new 140,000-square-foot Pullman facility will occupy a 16.5 acre site in the far-south neighborhood and will replace Whole Foods’ current distribution center in nearby Munster, Indiana. Whole Foods anticipates an early 2018 opening for the new distribution center.
The redevelopment agreement allowing Whole Foods to open a distribution center in Pullman has been OK'd by the Finance Committee— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) June 21, 2016
- Previous Pullman coverage [Curbed Chicago]
- Whole Foods facility planned for Pullman [Crain’s]
- Whole Foods opening distribution center in Pullman [Tribune]