Oh so excited for Whole Foods to open. It’s one of my favorite food places to shop, oh I love them all;
and by the looks of the crowd waiting to get into the new store at 2101 Pennsylvania Ave I’m in good company.
Whole Foods held their “ribbon cutting” opening this morning about 9AM.
Bob and Betty who either waited 4 hrs to be first in line, or drove 4 hrs, helped officials “break bread” to open the store, as they don’t cut ribbons.
I told you it was a long line. I hear everyone of the 172 parking spots in the grocery stores garage was taken.
Here are officials toasting the new store in the Cafe. They sell wine and beer at the new Whole Foods.
The store and cafe are open until 11PM
When you first enter the store you come to the coffee bar. There is counter seating, window seating, and tables. Lots
of space and free wifi, with an amazing view of the skyline.
To get into the store, there are stairs on both sides of coffee bar
and two elevators next to the stairs. These escalators go to the parking garage.
See the guy with the cap, he runs the cart escalator. So you can get your groceries to the
car, your cart goes down an escalator by itself, and you get it at the bottom.
Avocados were only $.99, hurry I hear they’re going up in price
Vegetarians turn away. OMG they have a butcher.
Lot’s of salad bars
Here is the seating in the one cafe. See those windows above.
There’s a hideaway nook
This is a good place to work
Beers featured at the bar
Pizza is kinda pricey, but for 2 slices it’s a deal. They are large slices.
Local cut pasta
Nice aisles, not as huge as Mom’s Organic, which is opening near 12th and Market next year. Those are 12 feet wide.
Please don’t pull from the bottom
Yes they sell wine
There are 4 “eateries” inside the Whole Foods
Please don’t bring your cart in the eatery section, there’s not a lot of room. I did see a women try and take this shortcut, it was a nightmare
For opening week they have some stellar sales. Chicken is $5.99 this weekend, and if you buy $50 worth of meat, you get
$10 off at the cashier. This weeks Sales are Here
Cheese department was packed
A juice bar
Cute gifts for you and others. Now these are great hostess gifts.
For more details check out Michael Klein’s column in the Inky.