YOUR TAKE: Whole Foods to Buy Out Johnnie's Foodmaster?

The Boston Globe reports that Whole Foods is in talks to take over six Johnnie's Foodmaster locations, including the one at the Bunker Hill Mall.

If early-stage talks progress, Charlestown residents may have to say "good-bye" to the next to Thompson Square.

The Boston Globe reports that upscale grocery chain Whole Foods is in talks to take over six Foodmaster locations, one each in Arlington, Brookline, Melrose, South Weymouth, Somerville and Charlestown.

The report said it was unclear as to what Foodmaster would do with its remaining locations should it agree to the deal.

Some of you have commented several times recently that —.

Would you consider getting a Whole Foods the next best thing?

What do you think about the prospect of losing the Johnnie's Foodmaster?

Jacqulyn October 26, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Peapod works for you cool.. but everyone keeps forgetting about the elderly home behind johnnies.. low income elderly housing so I'm pretty sure they are getting food stamps, peapod is out for them. I'm sure a majority do not own a car and need walkers and wheelchairs.. oh well we're getting our whole foods so let them pay the little money they get on SSI on cabs not my problem.... SMH some people are just so inconciderate of others.. what has this world come to?
doreen October 26, 2012 at 05:01 PM
It is sad that foodmaster doesnt give a damn about the residents of Charlestown. You can say WF isl not expensive, maybe to you who have big money coming in. I am a senior citizen and of course who cares myself and many others have a limited income. What the hell are we supposed to do for shopping until WF opens. (which I know I will not frequent.) We need a bus to Demoulas in Chelsea for Charlestown residents who are not RICH.
Toonie October 26, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Sweeet!! Trips to Stop and Shop for a year, but it will be well worth it. Cha-Ching!
Toonie October 26, 2012 at 07:57 PM
You don't have to be "RICH" to shop at Whole Foods. That word is thrown around WAY too much. Especially during these political races....but that's another topic.
Sean Boyle October 26, 2012 at 08:05 PM
please sign this petition for shuttle services to other grocery stores while johnnies is closed! Our elderly need this. http://www.change.org/petitions/new-england-development-whole-foods-market-inc-to-provide-shuttles-to-other-grocerery-stores-and-temporary-job-placements


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