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Allegro Coffee Roasters To Leave Whole Foods. Will Racks For Online Grocery Delivery Replace It?

From: berkeleyside.com

Allegro Coffee Roasters, which has been roasting and selling beans inside the Whole Foods Market on Gilman Street since November 2014, will close on Friday, March 13, opening up space for Whole Foods to increase grocery deliveries and pickups.

The area once occupied by Allegro’s huge roaster will be used to “offer our customers an enhanced shopping experience,” said a spokeswoman for Whole Foods. She would not specify what would go into the space but Whole Foods has been expanding its online grocery business in recent years.

The café and nearby seating will remain.

An Allegro employee wrapping up a day spent roasting beans said the roasting facility employs three full-time employees, who were offered severance packages.

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