Developer Peter Cummings, son-in-law of the late Max Fisher and owner of the Fisher and Kahn buildings, reveals to The Detroit Free Press that he's pitching a "promising site to Whole Foods for a second store." Cummings says other developers are also vying for the winning bid and adds that the grocery chain wants the second store to be 50 percent larger that the Midtown site.
Detroit is believed to be one of Whole Foods' highest performing stores. The chain announced last September at a conference that it would seek a second store and Curbed rumormongered that it might be slated for Jefferson Avenue. Nationally, Whole Foods has seen sales slump in recent weeks following reports that New York City-area stores were systematically overcharging customers. Still, the chain is forging ahead with plans to open its first wave of lower-priced 365 stores in 2016.