Houston Historic Retail has been informed that the Midtown Whole Foods Market will close by the end of next week. The store, which opened in late 2019, occupies the ground floor of the Pearl Marketplace Apartment tower. The rumor of closure was first spread online and brought to the attention of HHR by a reader. The closing was confirmed by visiting the store and speaking to an employee who confirmed they would close by the end of next week. Supposedly, the store is set to start a deep clearance sale, as it was fully stocked during my visit. The Midtown store is not alone in closing; another location in Toledo, OH, also opened in 2019, is closing on a similar schedule. The Whole Foods location is one of two remaining grocers in Midtown since the 2020 shutdown of Fiesta.