Whole Foods-ie

June 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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My Whole Foods-less friend Vickie, in Montana, is going to be so upset  when she finds out that I now have TWO Whole Foods stores within 15 minutes of my house. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

This week, our new Whole Foods Store at the Streets of Southglenn opened. I felt like Steve Martin in the movie The Jerk, when he was jumping up and down celebrating: “The new phone books are here, the new phone books are here” For me it was “The new Whole Foods is open, The new Whole Foods is open”.

Monday I headed over to Southglenn at about 9:30 in anticipation of just browsing for an hour.  I unwittingly found myself in the middle of a community celebration, complete with local television and radio stations, speeches from the Mayor of Centennial and Whole Foods Corporate Executives, a presentation of a $5,000 donation from Whole Foods to Breast Cancer, and a crowd of about 500 people gathered in front of the store waiting to shop.

Did I mention that by the time I left I had been served so much free food that like I felt like I had just finished Thanksgiving Dinner?   🙂  Of course the store is wonderful.  Here’s a few pictures:

 Anxious Whole Foods patrons gather.Whole Foods Grand Opening

Whole Foods Grand Opening Celebration

 Literally a truck load of watermelon on display in a vintage GMC flatbed.

 

The Gelato Bar

The bakery will blow you away.

If the bakery didn’t blow you away, the massive cheese department will!

They have a stir-fry bar and unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of the sushi bar just around the corner.

Beautiful olives and antipasto on display.

The Horizon Cow mascot was on hand, or would that be on hoove.

Local media recording the event.

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  1. That looks amazing! I am just flat out grumpy that we don’t have whole foods here. Thanks for sharing, though. It was fun to see what all the fuss is about. 🙂


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