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Store Location Requests: Whole Foods Market & Trader Joe’s on LI’s East End

Ever since Whole Foods Market opened their first New York City store in Chelsea, I’ve been a loyal customer and have shopped at locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. After moving from the city back to Long Island, I was so disappointed to find that there wasn’t a Whole Foods in Suffolk County planned and was determined to get one built in the community. My diligence paid off, because after repeatedly calling the Northeast regional office over a period of ten years and speaking with the head real estate manager in charge, requesting that they come to the area, a Whole Foods Market finally made its way to Lake Grove in Suffolk County.

Since then, I have moved further east to the North Fork and once again find myself without a Whole Foods, a Trader Joe’s or a Wild by Nature, an independent subsidiary of King Kullen Grocery Company. After talking to friends and locals in the area, I discovered that I am not alone in wanting these specialty supermarkets to be built in the area. So once again, I have taken on the task to get a Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s and a Wild by Nature somewhere between Riverhead and Southold.
Also as of fall 2014 in Port Jefferson Station their is needed infrastructure improvements being made to help support a revitalization of a well strategically placed shopping center complex, which will probable be totaly demolished in the years to come. This would be an ideal location as it is directly on New York State Route 347 at the intersection with New York State Route 112.

In order to accomplish this mission, I am asking anyone that lives in or frequents the East End, to help me in this endeavor. If you enjoy and have a need for a natural, organic diet and prefer all natural bath & body care products along with non-toxic natural household cleaners to please call and email Whole Foods Market’s Northeast regional office, Trader Joe’s corporate office and King Kullen/Wild by Nature’s corporate office to request new locations for store fronts to be built on Long Island’s North Fork and South Fork in Suffolk County here in New York State.

And once these stores are built, we must not forget to remind these companies to help support our community by sourcing produce from local farms and products from specialty vendors.

Signing off,
General GOBBI


Whole Foods Market Inc.
Northeast Regional Office
(201) 567-2090
Customer Service – Store Location Request


Trader Joe’s
(626) 599-3700
Location Requests


King Kullen / Wild by Nature
(516) 733-7100

Vote With Your Dollar

If you are as disgusted as we are with the spewing toxic crude oil in the Gulf Coast, and if you are asking yourself ‘how can I help,’ ‘what can one person do,’ ‘how can I make a difference,’ here’s what you can do to help the situation. Obviously we need energy to run industry and the modern world. Oil and coal powered the 20th century, but we need more environmentally friendly and efficient solutions to power the 21st century. We have the technology to do this by harnessing solar, wind and tidal power, but why are we not putting these abundant free resources to better use? We need to innovate instead of importing foreign oil, thus reducing our reliance on petroleum based products.

The easiest thing that every consumer can do is vote with your dollar. With it being spring-cleaning season, you can make the choice at the register to purchase and use non-petroleum based cleaning products from dish soap and laundry detergent to all-purpose cleaners. There are even natural plant-base car care products on the market that work fantastic while being friendly to people, pets and our environment.

Did you know that if every household in the U.S. replaced just one bottle of 100 oz petroleum-based conventional brand of liquid laundry detergent with a 100 oz plant-derived liquid laundry detergent, 466,000 barrels of oil could be saved – enough to heat and cool 26,800 U.S. homes for a year! I don’t know about you, but I prefer to support our American farmers over foreign oil companies any day.

Next time you head out for some cleaning supplies, check out these natural non-toxic biodegradable household cleaning products: Seventh Generation, Sun & Earth, Ecover, Biokleen, Method and Green Works. Also, if you are into detailing your car or motorcycle by hand, try Zymol, which is a high-end plant-based car care product line that works amazing and smells great too.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET Lake Grove Grand Opening

Whole Foods Market Lake Grove Commons Site Plan

Whole Foods Market Lake Grove Commons Site Plan (Concept for Whole Foods Market in Lake Grove, New York)


After waiting ten long years, Whole Foods Market: Natural and Organic Grocery has finally made its way to Long Island’s New York’s Suffolk County! I repeatedly called the Northeast regional office and spoke with the real estate manager in charge, requesting they come to the area and suggested available retail locations that I would pass in my local travels. And it’s finally here! I commend them for listening to their customers. After shopping at Whole Foods in Manhattan, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey and becoming accustomed to their nutritious and tasty selections, all-natural/organic food selection, all-natural bath & body products, all-natural household cleaners and knowledgeable team members, I was so disappointed to find that there wasn’t one in Suffolk County New York, but now the wait is over. If you like non-genetically modified, organic, all-natural foods and haven’t been to a Whole Foods Market yet, go check it out. The Lake Grove Commons store is opening on March 17th, 2010 and is located at 120 New Moriches Road in Lake Grove, NY 11755. Enjoy al :)

Whole Foods Market Lake Grove Commons Store

Whole Foods Market Lake Grove Commons Store (Concept for Whole Foods Market in Lake Grove, New York)