VIRGINIA BEACH - The first Whole Foods Market in Hampton Roads opened for business in Va. Beach Wednesday morning.

The company hired 150 people to work at the 40,000-square foot specialty grocery store at 1800 Laskin Road.

Whole Foods Market carries organic and natural products, has a bakery department, fresh seafood counter and more.

The store opened at 10:00 a.m. and customers packed the store for free samples, live music and cooking demonstrations.

The store's regular hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.

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