Living close to Gilman Street, I'm a potential regular when Whole Foods moves into the current Office Depot location at the end of 2014. I'm not sure that'll happen.
My routine stops now: the Albany Safeway, Berkeley Natural Grocery, Trader Joe's in Berkeley and Costco in Richmond. BevMo, too, but that's getting us off track.
Occasionally, I'll hit Andronico's on Solano but always leave feeling like I've spent too much for too little. When Whole Foods moves in, I suspect I'll drop Andronico's and feel the same way. And the traffic at Gilman Street and San Pablo Avenue will be a deterrent except during off-peak shopping hours.
Putting aside how you feel about Whole Foods' decision to take its sales tax benefits over the border, will you shop there?
Are you a Whole Foods fan who's pleased to have one closer than the Telegraph Avenue store?
Is the chain's "Whole Paycheck" reputation deserved, and will it keep you away?
Are you a hater of Gilman Street traffic conditions and intend to avoid it whether or not Whole Foods has traffic signals installed?
What are your current grocery shopping habits and are you satisfied with them?