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Whole Foods considers transforming N. Broad property

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New Orleans, La. - North Broad's old Schwegmann's store may be used as a test site for an upscale grocer.

According to our partners at CityBusiness, Whole Foods is thinking about using its "new urban model" to transform the Schwegmann's Giant Super Market property at 300 North Broad in New Orleans.

A senior adviser in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says "development is already beginning."

A spokeswoman for Whole Foods' Louisiana stores says the grocer is interested in moving in. She stops short of confirming a commitment to take over the site.

If Whole Foods moves in, it will be the company's second attempt at using what it calls a "new urban model."

Its first test site in Detroit is set to open next year.

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