Whole Foods Haight store opening Wed 2/16/11. It's going to sell more local vendors from the 415.
"They'll have special signs that say exactly which neighborhood produced the given good, be it Bernal Heights (Paulie's Pickles and Wholesome Bakery), the Mission (Mission Minis, Azalina, Love & Hummus) or the Dogpatch (Sutton Cellars).
there’s a full coffee bar along with the bakery department at the front of the store. It even has Santa Cruz-brewed Kombucha tea on tap.
Both the Magic Curry Kat and HapaSF will sell retail products at the Haight Whole Foods.
Whole Foods will also staff security guards around the clock.
Interesting tips for Whole Foods novices:
* You can ask any employee for a free sample of a product — and not just of produce. If you ask to try it, they say they will gladly open a box of crackers or cookies for you to taste.
* The store will also feature Whole Foods’ new animal welfare rating system, which it has implemented in all stores to help consumers consider more ethical meat choices, and to help them understand why prices on some meats might seem high.
* The parking lot is small, so the new Haight is sure to cause some traffic snarls, though the company will validate parking in the Kezar stadium lot across the street on Stanyan."
The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
WF: 690 Stanyon St. 415-876-6740
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