There are more renovations on the way. In addition to the bakery, parts of the area adjacent to the salad bar region were recently boarded up ... the sign promises more prepared foods...
I recall a sushi station here... and a pizza stand, which is still there... and what else was back here?
Anyway, some Whole Foods Market® Bowery regulars and semi-regulars have noted the 10-year-old store is seeming a little tired these days.
Back in January, the Post went in for a look at the dining area on the second level.
Substance abusers, drug dealers and homeless people are turning the sunny cafe area, where shoppers can dine on pulled pork or Vietnamese sandwiches, into their own private social club for the cost of a cup of coffee or nothing at all.
During five visits to the store in recent weeks, a reporter saw a modern-day Bowery bum sleeping in the fetal position, another nodding out in an obvious drug-induced haze, a few who appeared to be drunk, and one smearing toothpaste on his face and mumbling to himself.