Glover Park residents petition to re-open Whole Foods

The Whole Foods Market in Glover Park closed in March 2017. (Brian Kapur/The Current/March 2017)

A petition to re-open the Glover Park Whole Foods has received more than 1,000 signatures.

The 2323 Wisconsin Ave. NW store has been closed since March 2017 after a D.C. Department of Health inspection found evidence of a persistent rodent infestation. Although the health department allowed Whole Foods to reopen, the company decided to close and conduct more thorough remediation efforts.

The store then sued Wical Limited Partnership, its landlord, over Wical’s attempts to terminate Whole Foods’ lease. Glover Park resident Emily Appel launched the petition, which calls for the store to re-open. The petition can be viewed at