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Silver Lake’s Busy Whole Foods 365 Confirms COVID-19 Outbreak Among Staff

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And in other news: More patio dining for those who want it, and a popular sandwich restaurant takes up residence in Culver City

A well-lit grocery store with just a few people inside.
A pre-pandemic photo of 365 by Whole Foods, Silver Lake
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Multiple employees at Silver Lake’s busy Whole Foods 365 grocery store have tested positive for the coronavirus, reports the Los Feliz Ledger and others. The Amazon-owned Whole Foods brand confirmed the outbreak to Business Insider, saying that, while they would not confirm the number of reported COVID-19 cases, they are “working closely with our store team members, and are supporting the diagnosed team members who are in quarantine.” The company also said that it will engage in contact tracing, and that it will inform employees of any further positive tests results among staff. The grocery store remains open.

And in other news:

  • NYC Seafood in Monterey Park appears to be closed permanently, per David Chan.
  • Bar Avalon in Echo Park has an updated takeout menu for this weekend, with $28 roast chicken, bottles of wine to go, and more.
  • A new website called Spicy Green Book is working to highlight specifically Black-owned restaurants across Southern California, says ABC7.
  • Sorry Not Sorry in West LA is open once again with a large parking lot hangout area, ideal for summer rose and beer — plus food, of course.
  • The Poutine Brothers food truck is now doing pickup and delivery across Los Angeles, for all those Canadians who need their poutine fix.
  • Saturn Cafe, the longtime Santa Cruz vegan/vegetarian hangout, has confirmed it entry into Eagle Rock. A small opening menu and outdoor seating will begin on July 25, while attached neighbor (and shared kitchen operation) Piencone will reopen with pizzas and ice cream.
  • Oriel is now open in Chinatown for French food and wine hangs on the outdoor patio.
  • Potato Chips Deli is now open in Culver City at 3835 Main Street, in the former Signature burger space.