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Whole Foods to open its largest store in city at Boston Herald site

Whole Foods Market recently opened a store in Jamaica Plain. The South End one is planned to open in 2014.
Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe/File 2011
Whole Foods Market recently opened a store in Jamaica Plain. The South End one is planned to open in 2014.

The developer of the former Boston Herald site on Harrison Avenue said Whole Foods Market plans to open a 50,000-square-foot supermarket there. National Development of Newton added that when Whole Foods opens in 2014, it will be the first full-size grocery store in Boston’s South End. It will also be the city’s fifth and largest Whole Foods store.

The developer is calling its six-acre project Ink Block South End. It will also feature retail and restaurant space on the ground floor and 471 luxury apartments.

Ted Tye, National Development managing partner, said that Whole Foods “will help set the tone for the vibrant, 18-hour neighborhood that we are creating at Ink Block.”

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The Herald has relocated to South Boston.

Chris Reidy