Earlier this year, Whole Foods Market announced that they would be closing six stores including locations in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood; stores in Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama; and also Tarzana, California; and Brookline, Massachusetts. On November 13th, the store in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood shut its doors in what is considered a food desert. Chicago community leaders including Mayor Lori Lightfoot, were vocal with their disappointment. In a statement, Whole Foods Market explained, “…we continue to position Whole Foods Market for long term success, we regularly evaluate the performance and growth potential of each of our stores and we have made the difficult decision to close six stores. We are supporting impacted team members through this transition and expect all interested, eligible team members will find positions at our other locations”.