SILVER LAKE –– Did a coyote bite former Sonic Youth band member Kim Gordon in the parking lot outside the new 365 by Whole Foods Store? Is the store really offering a Wednesday Hangover Special for patrons of the Cha Cha Lounge? Those were some of the stories shared online in recent days thanks to the Whole Foods Silver Lake Instagram. If you believed any of those stories, officials at Whole Foods want you to know that the company had nothing to do with them. In fact, the company is moving to have the impostor Whole Foods Silver Lake Instagram shut down.
The Instagram account that posted the stories and photos about the coyote attack and the hangover special describes itself as the “official” Instagram of 365 by Whole Foods. “Follow us for coupons, good times and local Silverlake gossip!” But that’s not the case, at least the part about it being an official Whole Foods Instagram.
“The account is a humorous spoof and not affiliated with 365 by Whole Foods Market,” said Whole Foods in a statement issued today. “We are taking steps via Instagram’s formal channels to have it removed. Our official 365 by Whole Foods Market Instagram is @365bywholefoods.”
They better move fast. The impostor account already more than 2,220 followers.
We at 365 silverlake would like to formally apologize @kimletgordon local silverlake resident and former bass player of Sonic Youth who was bit by a coyote in our parking lot this afternoon. Kim, we are taking this situation very seriously and are contracting a team to take care of the recent coyote problem. We wish you a speedy recovery and hope you return to shop with us again soon. 365 shoppers, if you see any coyotes wandering in or around the store please inform one of our team members immediately. Thank you
Still awake from a long night of Nose Beers at Cha Cha? Come by 365 and try one of our Craft Beers! For a limited time we are running this promo with our friends down the street at @chachaloungela dont be shy! Come on by! And def dont be afraid to offer up a key bump to any of our team members who look like they might need it, we are all hung over too! #wholefoods #silverlake #losangeles #nosebeers #5htc #365silverlake
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