September 25, 2009
Friday Night Surprises on 24th Street
Whole Foods: Big surprise party in the parking lot this evening – tons of food/snacks, a band and a tapas truck. No booze, just kombucha. There were store tours for people with the right pass, and freebie bags full of healthy junk food (more than a few people left the bags on 24th Street benches and ledges for scavengers).
Green11: An early opening tonight to catch some of the Whole Foods festival foot traffic. It's cute (and tiny).
Starbucks: Workers were still toiling away on the design refresh; they’re going to be there all night. Contractor overheard out front: "We will be opening on time tomorrow AM."
Coming Soon: Mystery Store: New store opening in the Simply Chic space. The hipster dude inside says the name is still a secret but will be revealed next week. Opening mid October-ish, the store will be selling “unique gifts” and “unusual cool things” in time for the holidays. Update (9/27): They told us today they'll feature "spiritual items" by local artists, giving us the impression they meant "crystals." But then maybe we're a bit skeptical anywhere near a psychic.
Urban Cellars: Open for business again.
[NVSF: Whole Foods Secret Pre-Opening Celebration]
[NVSF: Coming Soon: Green 11]
[NVSF: Urban Cellars: Closed By ABC]