Whole Foods is temporarily closing its San Francisco flagship store

Whole Foods temporarily closed its San Francisco flagship store due to safety concerns.

Whole Foods Market has temporarily closed its flagship store in downtown San Francisco, which opened just over a year ago, due to safety concerns.

The store was closed Monday and remains closed this morning, a Whole Foods Market spokesperson confirmed in an email Tuesday.

"To ensure the safety of our team members, we have made the difficult decision to close our Trinity store for the time being," a Whole Foods Market spokesperson said in a written statement. All team members will be transferred to one of our nearby locations.

Whole Foods Market opened its flagship store in San Francisco, located in the Mid-Market neighborhood, in March 2022, selling more than 3,700 local products, according to the company.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Matt Dorsey tweeted Monday that he was "incredibly disappointed but unfortunately not surprised" by the temporary closure, blaming crime and announcing potential action to re-establish minimum police staffing levels.

San Francisco crime rate

The recent murder of CashApp founder Bob Lee in downtown San Francisco has heightened concerns about crime in the city.

San Francisco's violent crimes, such as murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, reached a high of 7.164 incidents in 2013. But the rate has declined in recent years, dropping to 4.966 violent crimes in 2021, according to the California Department of Justice. 

Meanwhile, property crime has increased in recent years but is still below its peak in 2017, according to data from the San Francisco Police Department.

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