"Why do we still have a neighborhood council? It's time for the JP Neighborhood Council to take its place on the dustbin of history with all the other organizations that former mayors have created, like the Little City Halls which preceded…"
"Are these Neighborhood Council people delusional? They still haven't acknowledged that there is a legal agreement between the owner of the property and the owner of the grocery store. They keep talking about an "outcome for the…"
"And we would want to go to this so we could get a chance to listen to more of the same as we heard at such length in the recent meeting about Whole Foods? Same sponsors, same issues. We already know what's going to be said."
"Dave, it's none of your business how much money was involved in the business deal between Hi-Lo and Whole Foods. Hil-Lo has the right to sell or rent its property for whatever the market will bear, and Whole Foods has the right to buy or…"
"Dave, I read a quote from you in the Herald that said Whole Foods would probably need permits from the city for various things as they set up their operation, with the implication that you all (Neighborhood Council and other groups) would be waiting…"
"Andrew, if you are concerned about the possibility of increased traffic when Whole Foods moves into the Hi-Lo space, then probably wanting them to host a farmer's market in their parking lot is not the most useful thing to advocate for, since…"
"Jennie, quite a few of the businesses in JP are not family-run and local, starting with Hi-Lo, whose owners are in Newton. Harvest Coop is not a local or family-run business, and neither is Stop & Shop. And I'm sure you realize…"
"I have noticed a couple of comments that Whole Foods "took over" Bread and Circus. That's not what happened, and I think to characterize the situation that way doesn't help the conversation. Actually, Tony Harnett…"
"Thanks, Brett and Sarah. Robbie, if you feel it's so bad for middle-class people to move to JP because they will gentrify it, then why did you move here? And should we try to prevent more middle-class people from moving here and…"
"Another possibility is for a store selling the Hi-Lo product line to use one of the retail spaces that are available in the Blessed Sacrament development that the NDC is working on. The NDC is also building a big apartment building at…"
"Don't worry, Whit. The local Politburo will indeed form a committee, they will have a list of requirements Whole Foods must follow, and they will expect to be listened to, because they are "speaking for the people", and in JP,…"
"JP has many chain stores: Citizens Bank, Bank of America, Dunkin Donuts, Stop & Shop, Tedeschi's Food Stores, etc. So an argument that a chain store shouldn't move in doesn't make any sense. I agree that it would…"