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Whole Foods official announces it's opening a store in Jamaica Plain

Neighbors,

According to the Boston Globe, it's official, Whole Foods announced toda that it plans to open a store in Jamaica Plain in the building currently occupied by Hi-Lo. Here are some quotes from the Globe Article:
“Whole Foods Market has been keenly interested in developing a Jamaica Plain location. We are now eager to become active members of such a strong, diverse neighborhood and to open a store that is reflective of the vibrant community,” Laura Derba, Whole Foods Market North Atlantic regional president, said in a statement.
"In keeping with the company’s mission, Whole Foods Market plans to source a wide variety of products that meet its strict quality standards as well as the diverse needs of their shoppers"

More info available on JP Patch

 

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Comment by Jennie P on January 19, 2011 at 4:18pm
More like "products that meet the diverse needs of their incoming, white upper middle class, condo-buying, rent-increasing shoppers".
Comment by Amanda on January 19, 2011 at 4:18pm
Not going to lie...and feel like I am speaking for a silent majority, I'm super excited about it. Those of us that live near Hyde Square are really going to benefit from this. I hope this continues to revive our end of JP after the mass exodus ever since Milky Way shut down. I hope the hard core JP folk will be open-minded about it.
Comment by Stephanie Cardon on January 19, 2011 at 4:16pm

There is nothing "diverse" about Whole Foods. I am so disappointed! On the plus side, I think this will finally push me to join Harvest Co-Op or one of the great local CSAs or CSFs.

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Comment by Elias Carlston on January 19, 2011 at 4:16pm
They better keep the mural! ;)
Comment by Raymond Santos on January 19, 2011 at 4:11pm
Sad to see the community loose Hi-Lo but Whole Foods, on the "whole" is a good fit for JP. I wonder the wisdom of such a high-profile store in such a small location. This is going to be a disaster, parking wise. Trader Joes in Brookline has the same problem.

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