Armed Robbers Steal $60,000 From Bowery Whole Foods

Police are searching for two suspects who robbed the Whole Foods on East Houston Street and Bowery Sunday night.

Planning Ahead for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day about a month away, it’s time to start planning. Register the kids for a cooking class at Whole Foods Bowery on Saturday, May 7, so they can cook mom a perfect brunch on Mother’s Day!

Kids and a caregiver participate in a hands-on cooking workshop. On the Menu: Buttermilk Mini-Quiche with Roasted Veggies and Parmesan; Strawberry-Spinach Salad; Lemon-Lavender Spritzers. Plus, Whole Body gift bags for moms.

Instructors: Cricket Azima, Children’s Cooking Instructor, The Creative Kitchen; Min Liao, Culinary Center Director.

Cost is $30 per child (one adult included).
Ages 2-7 (+ 1 parent), 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm register here
Ages 8-13 (+ 1 parent), 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  register here

More on Union Market’s LES Expansion Plans

Brooklyn grocer Union Market will open at 240 E. Houston this fall.

Editor’s note: On Friday EV Grieve reported the big news that an upscale Brooklyn market was taking over the ground floor of 240 East Houston, at Essex Street. Our Jennifer Strom went over to Cobble Hill to learn more about the owners’ Lower East Side plans:

Union Market, a small chain of neighborhood grocery stores specializing in local, organic and natural foods, plans to open its first Manhattan store at the corner of Houston and Essex streets this fall.

With stores in Park Slope and Cobble Hill, Union Market’s founders decided to take the big leap across the East River for two reasons, says partner Marko Lalic. They have personal ties to the neighborhood: Co-founder Martin Nunez grew up on the Lower East Side and the third co-founder, Paul Fernandez, is a partner in two prominent local restaurants, Macondo at Allen and Houston, and Rayuela at Allen and Stanton.

Secondly, they see the Lower East Side as having a community ambiance comparable to the Brooklyn neighborhoods where their first three stores have succeeded.

“This particular location is the stomping grounds of two of my partners,” Lalic said in an interview yesterday. “And there’s a very similar feel between here and there.”