Readers Like Whole Foods, Don't Want it to Replace Johnnie's Foodmaster
A look at how some people have responded to the possibility of Whole Foods coming to Beacon Street.
When it comes to supermarkets, Somerville Patch readers like Johnnie's Foodmaster.
In response to news that Whole Foods was looking to acquire the Foodmaster on Beacon Street, near Inman Square, some readers thought Whole Foods should look for another location.
"I love Foodmaster, and I also shop regularly at Whole Foods just a few blocks away on Prospect Street in Cambridge. People in my neighborhood need to be able to walk to a store with good prices, and Whole Foods will never be that store," commented Daniel Gewerrtz.
"Why don't they just take over the old Star Market on Broadway? It's empty and has a big parking lot," wrote Alicia Byrd.
Virginia commented, "It would be far better for that sleepy Star on Beacon to be a Whole Foods."
On Facebook, commenters seemed stronger in their opinions against Whole Foods moving in.
"NO! I love Johnnie's. (now, if it were to become a Trader Joe's ... well that may change things)," wrote Allison Jones.
Gay H. Sheldon wrote, "This is not what Somerville needs. People shop the Foodmaster for low prices. Perhaps Whole Foods should partner with local stores to fill the needs of the consumer."
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