Come early December, the Cala Foods on California will close. Which is too bad if only because its architecture, swooping ceilings and jarring fluorescent illumination represented one of the few pre-Whole Food supermarkets in the City. (Pending approval, it will become a Trader Joe's and, presumably, keep its glorious outer shell intact.) Deemed ugly by many a sad sack, we relish the mid-20th-century look and feel of the big white mammoth.

Whole Wheat Toast captured some image of the doomed Cala the other night. Quite the majestic beast, isn't it?

The store, located at the intersection of California and Hyde in Nob Hill, represents the remaining Cala Foods store. It will shut its doors for good on December 3.