The Gowanus Whole Foods Site Likely Flooded, and Fairway Will Rebuild

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The plans of two Brooklyn supermarkets were wrecked by Sandy this week: the Red Hook Fairway was hit with a wave and flooded out, prompting rumors that the store would leave the neighborhood for good. "We are working hard to get our store up and running as soon as possible," the chain says, however, in an e-mail. Meanwhile, Sandy may have put yet another dent in Whole Foods' Gowanus plans, as this video shows the storm surge creeping into the grocer's construction site along 3rd Street. Although the grocer has not yet started building at the site, it recently finished a environmental program after several delays. We've checked in the company and will let you know what we hear back.

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