The cash registers were ringing up sales, clerks were busy helping guests and butchers were carving up the meat as thousands of local residents showed up to get a sneak peak at the new Whole Foods Store on East 70th in Shreveport.

The store was open from 4pm to 7pm Monday to give residents a taste of what is available. It was a virtual "who's who" of Shreveport Bossier. You could see political leaders mixing with business leaders and top educators were spotted scoping out the organic fruits and veggies.

I snagged great deals on steaks and shrimp, but I also indulged on one of my weaknesses, all the specialty cheeses.

Whole Foods officially opens for business on Wednesday morning at 7:30. The first 200 guests in line will get a gift card to use in the store.