Originally Posted by cityscapes
You're underestimating us, I know plenty of people on campus including myself who drive to the Whole Foods on 280 because it's what we're used to from home. I'm sure if the Whole Foods does open in town, it will be a huge success. The hot food and salad bar will be perfect for college students too.
You're a student at UA?
Btw, I actually agree. I mean, with 32,000 students at UA, in addition to the the other residents of Tuscaloosa/Northport (which is around 85,000), there's certainly demand.
EDIT: Btw, if the whole Whole Foods thing is true, I thing it's a huge shot in the arm for the recovery district. Such an investment from that kind of company definitely provides a high level of validation for the city's efforts. Kind of puts to the rest the whole argument between zoning relaxation in Joplin and zoning revision in Tuscaloosa.