March 14, 2013

Whole Foods versus WalMart

This image has been bouncing around teh Intertubez this week.  Perhaps you’ve seen it:

Bay Area Explained WF vs WM

130313-wfwm-wfThis tweet from Jarrett Barrios credits someone else, but we can’t find an earlier use of the map.  (Could be this,) It’s a lovely image that clearly sets up Real Bay Area versus Not the Real Bay Area, with the oddball exception of the WalMart in Mountain View.  Other than that, It’s 280 versus 880.

130313-wfwm-wmBest comment on this map: Mountain View’s town motto is "Even our poor people are rich."  Don’t know if that’s true, but the Whole Foods and the WalMart are less than a block apart.

Note: Google Maps only creates ten pins per image.  Those little red dots are additional location, location, locations.  So yes there are Whole Foods stores, 3 of them, in Marin.

We’d like to know if you can you come up with other easy-to-map measures for RBA versus Not the RBA.

Comments (8) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:07 am

8 Responses to “Whole Foods versus WalMart”

  1. sonarrat Says:

    We’ve also got a Walmart a couple blocks from a Whole Foods on Almaden now. The former seems to have become a favorite of Santa Cruz Mountains hillbillies.

  2. DonnieJ Says:

    Better watch out.

    A new Whole Foods is opening in Fremont.
    It is termed as the “Anchor for the New Downtown”

    I hope they sell Indian food there!

  3. wahnny Says:

    According to Google Maps, there are fewer realtors in “Real Bay Area, CA” than not. Also, less stress and more ponies.

  4. SEA Says:

    Sure Stanford produces some nice coeds, but if you want to find girls dressed in tube tops, Walmart is the place to go.

  5. madhaus Says:

    Coeds? When did people last use that word conversationally, on the zeppelin to Abyssinia? It’s a particularly ridiculous term these days when the typical college student is a woman.

  6. SEA Says:

    Definition of COED: a female student in a coeducational institution”

  7. Divasm Says:

    For the record – the Walmart was there several years before the Whole Foods in Mountain View. But now the whole Walmart shopping center (used to be a Sears and Mervyn’s-centered-strip-mall years ago) is being completely rebuilt into expensive apartments and shops. I think the Walmart may have to move, huh?

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