Just happened to read this article on Brownstoner today, which contained the following hint:
The second new development up for discussion was 470 Vanderbilt Avenue …. the developer is looking for a supermarket for the site and announced that Whole Foods is under consideration for the site.
I know I’ve heard that Whole Foods is still interested in moving into their lot at 3rd & 3rd, but with that lot being a toxic soup…well, maybe they reckon it’s easier to launch a “health food” store at a place that doesn’t glow at night? (Truth is that Atlantic & Vanderbilt is closer to BH than 3rd & 3rd, anyway. Score.)