Thursday, February 4, 2010

In preparation for the white death, Whole Foods is closing early

So, over here at 14thandyou we have to confess to getting a modicum of perverse pleasure out of the coming snowpacalypse. Two double-digit snows in one season? It's like I never left Ohio. 16" - 24"? That's ridiculous, but survivable provided you have enough hot cocoa, snacks and and acceptable NetFlix supply.

It's impossible to say what local businesses will or won't be open this weekend. During December's snowgasm, the businesses that were open was mixed: as a general rule, those that pulled their employees from nearby were able to open, whereas those whose employees had to commute in had a much tougher time of it. As always, the best advice is to place a call before heading out anywhere.

And speaking of heading out, if you were planning on making a P Street Whole Foods run this evening, beware: the store is shutting down an hour early for a staff meeting. This staff meeting probably couldn't come at a worse time, what with everyone racing out for their milk and rock salt.


Anonymous said...

It looks like bad judgement pervades the Whole Foods corporate culture, from the CEO angering his yuppiehippie customer base with an op-ed opposing health care, to this.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about the bad judgement of the corporation but certainly the manager of the P Street store really screwed up. They had the good fortune of having all those employees on site for what could have been the biggest night in their history. But instead they stuck with their original plan and closed the store to have a meeting. Unbelievable! The forever forfeited the profits and pissed off a lot of their customers. If I were the managers boss I would fire him/her.