The Whole Foods Market in Downtown San Francisco will be closing down. The decision comes just over a year after the store first opened.
San Francisco, one of if not the most liberal city in the country, has been plagued by rampant crime and homelessness in the streets. A Whole Foods spokesperson said, “We are closing our Trinity location only for the time being. If we feel we can ensure the safety of our team members in the store, we will evaluate a reopening of our Trinity location.”
One of the managers of the troubled grocery store located on Market Street stated that in October of last year, the store reduced its operating hours due to “high theft” and unwelcoming visitors. Additionally, in November, the store implemented new bathroom regulations following the discovery of syringes and pipes in the restroom.
The closure of the Whole Foods is a clear indication of the city’s ongoing struggle with crime and security issues. The increase in crime rates and the presence of homeless individuals with mental health and drug addiction issues has been a growing concern in many blue states.
I’m incredibly disappointed but sadly unsurprised by the temporary closure of Mid-Market’s Whole Foods. (1/7) https://t.co/lthpC90xTL
— Matt Dorsey (@mattdorsey) April 10, 2023