@Denise, you are right that it was probably a problem just in this particular store. I've been going to it sporatically for the last two years and for some reason it just doesn't feel friendly. There is a beautiful Whole Foods in Laguna Niguel that I could walk to when I lived there. This store had everything and tons of kitchens with eating areas, too. Another favorite is the one in Manhattan Beach and I went there weekly, even though there was an older, smaller WF within walking distance when I lived in Redondo. The lighting in the Manhattan Beach store was always set perfectly; not too bright. And I've been several times to the original store in Austin, which is really a great store. The store in Mill Valley is my all-time favorite. I lived there for 7 years and it is also a small store, but it really had a community feeling. I met so many friends there! It was impossible to find a place to park and we had endless conversations about strategies. And in Santa Fe, they have two stores across the street from each other. It's really strange! Okay, now you know my "whole" life, lol.