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Mill Valley Whole Foods 'coming soon' - but when?

There are 22 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Apr 24, 2008, titled Mill Valley Whole Foods 'coming soon' - but when?. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

A sign announcing "Whole Foods Market coming soon" went up last week at the Alto Shopping Center in Mill Valley, but it couldn't be soon enough for some local residents and merchants.

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Homesteadhomie

San Jose, CA

#1 Apr 24, 2008
The idea that WF leased the old Albertson's space to keep Trader Joe's out of Mill Valley is not unsurprising. It is quite simply a cutthroat business decision, but one that has obviously caused those merchants mentioned above unnecessary harm. Those frequenting Whole Paycheck should review whether their favorite store is really a good citizen and neighbor.
Trade Joes

San Jose, CA

#2 Apr 24, 2008
Whole Foods is keeping this space ONLY to keep Trader Joes out of Mill Valley.

Whole Paycheck wins again
Chet Milanese

San Francisco, CA

#3 Apr 24, 2008
It's weird that this article didn't mention that the other mill valley whole foods is closing. That's been a known fact for a while now.
Timmy Lau

San Francisco, CA

#4 Apr 24, 2008
The other whole foods is not closing, just the butcher and seafood part.
Grocery Guru

Reno, NV

#5 Apr 24, 2008
The reality of the situation is that Whole Foods has numerous stores in development in Northern California. Most of the sites are old Albertsons that were likely all puchased in a package, not individually. While keeping Trader Joes out is certainly a perk; I doubt that was the ONLY intention as stated above.

I guess all the TJ's shoppers will have to buy their slave labor shrimp elsewhere...
echoman2007

San Jose, CA

#6 Apr 25, 2008
hey if the new whole foods in the old albertson's spot is 2 miles from the miller avenue store like you say in this article.......... what kind of mearsuring stick are you using??
Good News

Foster City, CA

#7 Apr 25, 2008
Both Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's stores (Mill Valley/San Rafael) were inconvenient stores to shop since parking was dismal.
Trader Joe's is supposedly going into the Crown Books location next to Cost Plus in Greenbrae. Parking is better, especially if the parking behind the mall is reconfigured to expand availability, and it is much closer for Southern Marin residents. Both moves are a win-win for consumers!
echoman2007

San Jose, CA

#8 Apr 25, 2008
and by the way....... whole foods totally rocks!!!!!!!!!! the deli,the salad bar,the fruits and vegetables, the meat and fish departments, just to begin with, are so incredibly superior to any other market,especially the god awful safeway, that i can't even believe that people actually buy and eat some of the garbage their "competitors" sell. yeah it's more expensive of course,so buy less,the quality is sooooooo much better!
Concerned

Redmond, WA

#9 Apr 25, 2008
We need a Wal Mart in Ross.
Nascar

Redmond, WA

#10 Apr 25, 2008
We need a Waffle House in Sausalito.

Since: Feb 08

Hana, HI

#11 Apr 27, 2008
I will be happy to have a Whole Foods in the Alto Center, because that is where my bank is, the post office, pizza and Longs are. One stop shopping saves fuel and time. I hope the parking lot can handle the increased volume, also I hope Whole Foods will be able in increase isle width more than the Miller Ave. store, the city of M.V. will not allow changes like that at the Miller Ave. store.
tramky

Vacaville, CA

#12 Aug 8, 2008
If there is any question about Whole Foods and its new market in Mill Valley, then it is likely that their new store in Novato now under construction is REALLY not going to be opened anytime soon.

It would be nice if the IJ could get information about the Novato location after providing such coverage of the Mill Valley situation. Evidently Whole Foods makes no direct announcements about their projects--this article was based in part on a sign posted at the shopping center!!

The word on the street in Novato is that Whole Foods is going to bail out of the Grant Avenue project shortly after the concrete has dried, leaving that town with what will amount to just another condo project.
Sam

San Rafael, CA

#13 Aug 8, 2008
Whole Foods is a total scam. Overpriced food that is so-so, including the factory-farmed beef, presented in the woodsy decor draws in yuppies and other suckers. Kind of like cell phones meet Boston ferns. Conspicuous consumers convincing themselves that they have a social conscience.
Butch

AOL

#14 Aug 9, 2008
Do you notice that Whole Foods employees are not as cheery as in prior years? I guess is that they were happier when the stock price of the company was soaring. It has been going steadily down from its high. And what the employees get are mostly Incentive Stock Options.
Mr Green

AOL

#15 Aug 9, 2008
Whole Foods shoppers are health conscious, but as a group are no more environmentally friendly than the general public. Just see all those monster cars at Whole Foods.
nice

San Francisco, CA

#16 Sep 24, 2008
Sam wrote:
Whole Foods is a total scam. Overpriced food that is so-so, including the factory-farmed beef, presented in the woodsy decor draws in yuppies and other suckers. Kind of like cell phones meet Boston ferns. Conspicuous consumers convincing themselves that they have a social conscience.
well said
nice

San Francisco, CA

#17 Sep 24, 2008
well said
Xylis

Novato, CA

#18 Oct 2, 2008
the novato store is still on stupid
Chavez

Oakland, CA

#19 Jun 20, 2009
Unionize Whole Foods
Old Mill Tavern

AOL

#21 Nov 7, 2009
Yeah the days of the Old Mill Tavern are long gone. No-Name's still there but the folks on the boat at the north end of Sausalito fighting with the city are long gone.....as well as the mysterious substation explosions.

Now adays just sqwawking about Whole Foods, and the long ago yuppification/gentrification of MV, and all of Marin.

Housing prices blew through the roof, supply & demand, and now kids that grew up here can't live here the way previous generations did.

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