Whole Foods opens in North Miami

500 customers go to store on opening day

Published On: May 01 2013 03:50:01 PM EDT   Updated On: May 02 2013 12:11:18 AM EDT

A Whole Foods Market in North Miami held its grand opening Wednesday.

A band greeted about 500 customers lined up around the block.

"Everybody is happy and welcoming and [it's] a great move for the community," said Cyril Robin. "It's really cool."

"I'm such a big fan," said another woman. "I mean, I have to drive every week to Aventura or South Miami just to get a few things."

"The great thing about Whole Foods Market is that we are all about local -- not just food, but also our employees," said spokesman Jeremy Jones. "We have a little over 100 employees that are from the North Miami area that are working in this store."