After only being open for a year, Whole Foods has announced it will be temporarily closing down its supermarket in downtown San Francisco, Breitbart reports.
The store cited rampant crime and concerns about the safety of its employees as the reason for the closure.
The San Francisco Standard provides more details:
One of the largest supermarkets in Downtown San Francisco—the Whole Foods Market at Eighth and Market streets—intends to shut down at the close of business Monday just a little more than a year after the store opened, company officials told The Standard. […]
A City Hall source told The Standard the company cited deteriorating street conditions around drug use and crime near the grocery store as a reason for its closure. [… ]
The beleaguered grocery store on Market Street slashed its operating hours due to “high theft” and hostile visitors in October of last year, according to one of the store’s managers. And in November, the store enforced new bathroom rules after syringes and pipes were found in the restroom.
With the situation in San Francisco and California steadily worsening, many suspect the closure will probably be permanent. Whole Foods is owned and operated by Amazon.
According to Breitbart, San Francisco has become ‘”a symbol of urban decay under Democratic Party rule.”
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