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Pullman ‘renaissance’ picks up steam as Whole Foods breaks ground


Photo courtesy of The Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Photo courtesy of the Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel


The economic “renaissance” that has fought crime with jobs in the Far South Side’s Pullman neighborhood picked up steam Tuesday [7/26/16].

Whole Foods broke ground on a 150,000-square-foot distribution center on a site at 720 E. 111th St. prepared for development with help from an $8.4 million tax increment financing subsidy.

Chicago’s gain was Munster, Indiana’s loss. It will put 150 people to work serving 70 Whole Foods stores in the Canadian province of Ontario and eight Midwest U.S. states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin…Please click here to read Fran Spielman’s story in the Sun Times.

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