Now I’m happy. One of my two favorite health food stores, Whole Foods Market, is coming to the hood. My other favorite is Mother’s Market. Whole Foods is a beautiful store, having a more ‘corporate’ big-chain feel, while Mother’s Market has the charm of an independent, although they have expanded to seven stores from their original store in Costa Mesa.
Whole Foods Market has leased the space formerly occupied by Tall Mouse, a crafts store, located on Aliso Creek Rd. between Alicia and La Paz. There’s a Soup Plantation restaurant in the shopping center. It’s due to open Winter 2011. I don’t know if that means any day now or toward the end of year, but I’ll keep you posted as I learn more.