There have been several rumors floating around for the last several months about a grocery store potentially occupying space on the base floor of the vacant J.C. Penny space at Bellevue Square. Over the last week this continued to be reinforced based on market research being facilitated by the Bellevue Collection via the telephone asking residents if they would be interested in a Whole Foods at Bellevue Square, according to a report in the Bellevue Reporter. It’s unclear if Whole Foods is actually looking to move their Bellevue Store to this new location, add a second store, or if the Whole Foods name is just being used as a place holder to see there is interest in having a grocery store at all. We have reached out to Whole Foods for comment, but at this time they have not responded.

During a conversation with a City of Bellevue employee a few months ago the idea of having a grocery store at this location was also echoed, as it was something that the Bellevue Collection was looking into.

We want to hear from you, the readers. Would you like to see a Whole Foods, or a like-caliber grocery store at the base floor of Bellevue Square where J.C. Penny used to be located?