Not only will the Gowanus Whole Foods have a full commercial vegetable garden on its roof, but it’ll have a full-service bar and cafe too. The venue will be called The Roof, will have 16 beers on tap and will serve up food from a variety of neighborhood vendors. While it’ll surely be nice to have these options in the neighborghood, it’s hard not to chuckle at how stereotypically Brooklyn hipster this all is. Here’s the quote from Eater:
A rep sends word that this bar will have 16 beers on tap, plus canned and bottled brews, and a “hyperlocal” food menu. Expect burgers, baked items, vegetarian dishes, and snacks from Brooklyn Cured, Brooklyn Brine, and several other artisan food brands with “Brooklyn” in their names. This space will have an outdoor deck so you can gaze upon the Gowanus Canal as you sip a microbrew and nibble on slivers of wild boar sausage.
Construction is really coming along on the Whole Foods building with bricks all up on the exterior and dry wall starting to up inside. Check out some very recent photos at Pardon Me For Asking. A large vinyl banner promises an opening in “Late 2013,” although we’re skeptical that timeframe is realistic.