Friday, June 1, 2007
Whole Foods, Duke Street, Alexandria, VA
This is unbelievable; I have finally found another grocery store with a clean bathroom!!! Whole Foods is one of my favorite places, but I'm sorry they are a bit overpriced. I still go there because there are still some things you can't find at your regular grocery store. Their hummus is the best and so are their soups. At any rate; after my intended $20 shopping spree turned into $80, I checked out their bathroom. The first thing that greeted me at the door was a light orange citrus scent, nothing overpowering but something very pleasant indeed. The bathroom was very clean with the exception of the sinks which could have used a wipe down. The floor tiles were a nice rusty, brown. I guess when you charge $8.00 for mouthwash, you can afford nice tile. There was a changing station, but it was behind the door of the second stall and I can see this will cause a problem with someone changing a baby and someone else coming out of the second stall. The sinks were black and needed a wipe down, but not horrible. There was also a feminine product dispenser. The soap was a nice lavender scent and a full length mirror. The best part was the number of choices for drying your hands. There were two dryers, one tall one short (for kids I presume). There were paper towels and Purell sanitizing gel. You had your choice of how you wanted to clean your hands. There was an open trash can just inside the door and there was also a trashcan just outside the bathroom door. I have no issue with this place. The bathroom is one of the best I've seen in a grocery store.