Years in the making, Whole Foods to receive permit to build

This March 27, 2014 photo shows shoppers in the produce section at the the Whole Foods Market in Woodmere Village, Ohio. Whole Foods reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — Officials in the Town of Amherst say Friday will mark the day that a long-planned Whole Foods store in the northtowns clears its last hurdle.

Whole Foods officials are expected to be issued their building permit on Friday, clearing the way for construction to begin in the summer or early fall. The plan to build the popular grocery chain has been tossed around since May of 2014, when the company signed a lease.

The lease is was signed at the Northtown Plaza site in Amherst on Sheridan Drive.

It’s not yet known when officials expect to officially open the store. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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