Johnnie's Foodmaster Closing All Locations
Whole Foods will replace the location in Charlestown, but all Johnnie's are closing. Liquidation sales have already begun.
If you thought you could drive to a different Johnnie's, you're out of luck.
A week after Johnnie's Foodmaster officially announced that its Charlestown location would become a Whole Foods, Boston.com has reported the Chelsea-based supermarket chain is closing all its locations.
Boston.com says an Illinois-based company, Hilco Merchant Resources, which specializes in liquidation services, has begun closing sales at all of the Johnnie's Foodmaster markets.
There will be discounts of up to 30 percent, and closing sales begin Nov. 2, Boston.com reports.
The closure of Johnnie's Foodmaster will leave West Somerville without a supermarket.
A petition drive started in Charlestown had demanded Whole Foods send shuttle busses to take residents to other area supermarkets while Johnnie's is closed.