The East Bay Biz Times is reporting that Whole Foods is planning a major expansion throughout the East Bay.
Yes, soon enough, Lafayette, Dublin, and Oakland will be able to experience the "whole paycheck" phenomenon. You walk in, just because maybe they have that cheese you like or you are looking for a piece of fish you can put some trust in. 48 minutes later, you're tired from navigating around too-slow schmucks that take up too much space and the too-friendly checker is running a frozen soy treat you don't remember putting into your cart through the scanner. He tosses it into your third shopping bag (boo! you should have brought your own!) and you notice on that fancy computer cash register that your total is somewhere closer to your credit card limit than your weekly salary . . .
Hey, some lessons are harder to learn than others . . . we're glad we don't live near one anymore. Too easy to fall into that trap. Good food, though.