The Texas-based upscale supermarket chain is in talks to acquire six of the 10 Johnnie’s Foodmaster locations -- Arlington, Brookline, Charlestown, Melrose, South Weymouth and Somerville – the news site reports.
It’s not yet known whether the sites would be run as Johnnie’s or Whole Foods if the deal goes through, according to the report.
Currently, the two closest and on Washington Street in Brighton. If the plan goes through, and Johnnie’s becomes a Whole Foods, the would be in West Somerville at 105 Alewife Brook Parkway.Do you want Whole Foods to move in? Or are you a Johnnie’s loyalist?
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People tend to have strong opinions about both Whole Foods and Johnnie’s, the family-owned grocery store that John DeJesus Sr. started in East Cambridge in 1947. In June, Johnnie’s president, John A. DeJesus, for withdrawing his liquor-store license in order to support another small-business owner’s new venture.