Johnnie's Foodmaster to Close All Ten of Their Locations
Last week we confirmed that Whole Foods Market will be taking over six of ten locations of Johnnie's Foodmaster. Now we have learned that the rest of the grocery stores will apparently be closing as well.
Based on information from someone at Johnnie's Foodmaster, it looks like the locations of Johnnie's in Lynn, Medford, Somerville (Alewife Brook Parkway), and Whitman will shut down, while locations in Arlington, Brookline, Charlestown, Melrose, Somerville (Beacon Street), and South Weymouth will be taken over by Whole Foods. The person we talked to at Johnnie's said that liquidation of all the stores will begin in about two weeks, with an expected closing date of November 30.
Johnnie's Foodmaster started out in East Cambridge in 1947 and is considered one of the last family-owned urban supermarkets in the Greater Boston area.
Whole Foods Plans to Acquire Six Johnnie's Foodmaster Stores