I have so many small supermarkets around this region, Whole Foods is no exception. I even wonder why they would want to open a Super Wal-Mart when the place I do my shopping at is already over-saturated with everything supermarket. What is funny is that once they opened a Super Wal-Mart around that area, quite a lot more business came because people found out how much cheaper they can get their foods as opposed to buying everything at the Super Wal-Mart. Not to mention free meat butchering as opposed to buying small packages of meat.
I mean, god, off the top of my head, this one street alone.... a giant chunk of international supermarkets that I would guess at about 10 within just walking distance from one another(one of them offering free butchering services for the meat section which is REALLY popular,) one Smart and Final, 1 Super Wal-mart, 1 Costco, 1 Sam's club (funny how Wal-Mart opened it so close to Costco.)
It is like almost every type of store I need is within driving distance in one way or another. If I wanted to go to Trader Joes, The Nugget, Farmers Market, Safeway, Foodsco and etc... all I have to do is drive a few miles the other direction. It is like another 10 supermarkets that are more American type style layout (guess what? they have a Wal-Mart this direction too.)
And what? I live in the Suburbs too.