The former site of Johnnie's Foodmaster in West Somerville will likely become a Stop & Shop.
In January we reported Stop & Shop, a supermarket chain, had acquired the lease at the former Foodmaster, but at the time Stop & Shop had no comments about its plans for the site.
On Friday Stop & Shop sent an official announcement about the acquisition. Here's what it says:
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced today that it has acquired the Johnnie’s Foodmaster lease at 105 Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville, Mass.
“Stop & Shop’s history began in the Somerville community and we’re pleased to have an opportunity to serve another part of the City,” said Joe Kelley, president, Stop & Shop New England Division.
Stop & Shop is currently working on the renovation plans and the schedule for reopening has not yet been determined.
Suzi Robinson, a spokesperson for Stop & Shop, confirmed in an email the space would reopen as a Stop & Shop.
Johnnie's Foodmaster in West Somerville closed in November of 2012 after Foodmaster, which had 10 stores in Eastern Massachusetts, closed all its sites.
Somerville's other Johnnie's Foodmaster, on Beacon Street near Inman Square, is slated to become a Whole Foods.