Multiple readers asked Berkeleyside on Friday afternoon why Whole Foods on Gilman Street in West Berkeley appeared to have been evacuated and closed.
Whole Foods closed Monday night after a security officer pepper-sprayed a would-be thief who brandished a knife, authorities report.
Berkeley flocked to a brand new Whole Foods Market today, the city's second, while other local grocery stores took note.
Another week packed with exciting East Bay food news, including a new sushi restaurant from the Bowl'd crew, and a new Berkeley bakery.
While an "alcohol-alternative" bar is coming to Berkeley, a straight-up speakeasy has opened in Alameda.
West Berkeley's Gilman Street commercial corridor is getting busy, with Whole Foods set to open in November, and a new Philz Coffee outlet opening today.
The 47,800-square-foot complex is scheduled to open on Gilman at 10th Street on Nov. 4, the company said Tuesday.
Whole Foods looks set to open a second store in Berkeley after pulling out of negotiations to build a new store in Albany. The site is on Gilman, in the Office Depot spot.