New Grocery Store on Pico

Whole Foods Market 365 opened its doors in Santa Monica Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 2121 Cloverfield Blvd and Pico.

“Whole Foods Market 365 is all about the easy everyday shop – whether you’re meeting a friend for dinner and a glass of wine, stocking up on groceries for the week, or grabbing food to go, this store has a blend of fun foodie finds and convenience,” said Jeff Turnas, president of Whole Foods Market 365. “Our Santa Monica store is a great example of the evolution of the 365 brand and we’re thrilled to bring this neighborhood a new place to shop and hang out.”

Neighbors lined up outside the store from the early morning hours to take advantage of giveaways and entertainment that continued into the evening.

The 30,000-square-foot space is aimed at taking “neighborhood grocery store” to the next level with its mix of affordable grocery items, unique venues and retail innovations for customers seeking convenience and value, according to Whole Foods. “The store will offer high quality products without any artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives,” the store said and comes on the closing of Whole Foods on 5th and Wilshire.

Regular store hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days a week