Whole Foods will open its first Passaic County location in Wayne.
Mayor Christopher Vergano said the grocer will be moving into the vacant A&P shopping center on Valley Road.
The 36,000-square-foot grocery store has been vacant since 2016, a year after A&P filed for bankruptcy.
Wayne Natural Foods Market was initially slated to replace the marketplace, and even hung a banner outside, NorthJersey.com reported .
But the store remained dark for months and questions are the new tenant remained unanswered -- until Wednesday.
Whole Foods has several Bergen County locations in Edgewater, Paramus and most recently Closter.
An opening date has not yet been announced.
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