The cupboards were soon bare.
Sushi on the probiotics shelf got left behind.
For passerbys on Sunday morning, it may have appeared as if Whole Foods had been taken over by a mob of Toyota Prius owners armed with reusable shopping bags.
With a new and highly-anticipated store opening this Tuesday in the K-Mart shopping center on Hydraulic Road, Whole Foods offered a Black Friday-style sale on the morning of June 5 with 50 percent off everything in the entire store (except booze) in order to clear the shelves before moving day.
Soccer-moms and bargain-shoppers came out in droves for the 8am opening at Shoppers World shopping center on U.S. 29, with some eager patrons lining up as early as 6am in order to get first dibs at the place whose prices sometimes get it called "Whole Paycheck."
Some shelves were cleared within minutes of the opening, and the lines to check out (even the lines just to get in the building) remained ample for hours.
No fights or injuries reported by press time.