Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Renovations are underway at the former Johnnie's Foodmaster in Charlestown, with plans for an upcoming job fair.
The transformation of Johnnie’s Foodmaster into a Whole Foods Market is moving ahead, with a goal of opening “as quickly as possible,” according to a company spokesperson. The former Johnnie’s building, located in Charlestown’s Bunker Hill Mall, has been closed since November as the building undergoes renovations. Whole Foods Market spokesperson Heather McCready said she does not yet have an estimated completion date but that work continues as scheduled. Company officials said last fall that they expected the store to open by late summer or the following autumn. “The renovations are underway, and our goal is to open as quickly as possible,” McCready said in an email. “Once we have a clearer picture of when the store will be ready, we will …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Here are the upcoming transportation options available to Charlestown residents.
Planning a New Year's Eve party or a family feast on the first day of 2013? Johnnie's Foodmaster is closed while it is being renovated into a Whole Foods, but there are several options for Charlestown residents who need a ride to the grocery store. Here's a look at the free service schedule for the next few days: Shuttle to Whole Foods (Beacon Hill) Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford) No service offered. Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford) Special New Year's Eve shuttle to Shaw's (Somerville) No service offered. The John F. Kennedy Family Service Center is hosting a phone line for the weekly shuttle schedule. For shuttle times and other information, call 617-241-8866 ext. 1322.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Need to pick up a turkey, egg nog, stocking stuffers or just the basics? Here's a look at the free bus services available to Charlestown residents.
Whether you've got company coming, want some sweet stocking stuffers or just need to grab a few staples, it's not as easy anymore as walking down to Johnnie's Foodmaster, now that the store is closed while it is being renovated into a Whole Foods. Luckily, several supermarket companies are offering free transportation to their stores in nearby towns. Here's a look at the service schedule for the next few days: Shuttle to Whole Foods (Beacon Hill) Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford) No service offered. Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford) Special Christmas Eve shuttle to Shaw's (Somerville) No service offered. Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford) Shuttle to Whole Foods (Beacon Hill) Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford) Shuttle to Shaw's (…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is distributing a complete list of transportation options available to local residents.
[UPDATE Friday, 6:53 a.m.] Johnnie's Foodmaster may be closed, but there are plenty of places nearby where Charlestown residents can go for food and other staples. And three supermarket companies are helping residents get there by offering free weekly shuttle services. Shuttles include: Most shuttles pick customers up in the Bunker Hill Mall, near the now closed Johnnie's Foodmaster building—which is set to reopen as a Whole Foods sometime next year. The Whole Foods service is already underway. Stop and Shop's program beginsi Dec. 7, and Shaw's begins Dec. 11. For full schedules and pickup locations, see the attached PDF in the image gallery above. The John F. Kennedy Family Service Center is hosting a phone line for the weekly shuttle …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Another supermarket company is offering transportation to Charlestown residents while the former Johnnie's Foodmaster is closed.
[UPDATE Tuesday, 3:50 p.m.] Stop and Shop has joined other area supermarkets companies in offering a free shuttle service to Charlestown residents while the former Johnnie’s Foodmaster is closed. Stop and Shop, working with the Charlestown Neighborhood Association and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, has come up with a shuttle schedule—offering free transportation to and from their Medford store Wednesdays through Saturdays. CNC vice chairman David Whelan said the council is working to draw up a flyer that shows all the free shuttle services available. Whole Foods—which is renovating the former Johnnie’s site and expects to reopen in about one year—is offering free transportation to its Beacon Hill store on Thursdays and …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Customers can travel to the supermarket location in Somerville on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Charlestown residents have another way of getting groceries now that Johnnie’s Foodmaster has closed. Members of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council and others met Tuesday afternoon to finalize plans for a free shuttle offered through national grocery chain Shaw’s. Starting the week of Dec. 11, the shuttle will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays, bringing customers to the Shaw’s in Somerville’s Twin City Plaza. The bus will depart from the Bunker Hill Mall in Charlestown, picking up customers on Main Street near the entrance to the mall and by CVS Pharmacy. Below is the schedule: Tuesdays Fridays Note: There will be no service on Tuesdays, Dec. 25 or Jan. 1. Additional service for those weeks will be provided on Monday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Local residents are teaming up to offer supermarket shuttle services to others in the area.
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- Sean Boyle
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
With Johnnies closing in less than a week, Charlestown will be without a supermarket until the construction of Whole Foods is completed. In such little notice, the Townie Association quickly responded to the issue by starting a petition for shuttle services. As president of the Townie Association, I would like to thank all those who signed our petition and for your support. When walking around Charlestown and knocking on doors to receive signatures, I witnessed the generosity of Charlestown come alive. Many neighborhoods do not have what we have: a community that cares. To hear the good news of neighbors quickly starting their own shuttle service or receiving emails and phone calls from neighbors offering their time to drive people to …