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Tonality666 May 13, 2013 01:06 PM

Does anyone know the projected opening date for the Whole Foods that is replacing the Johnnie's Foodmaster on Beacon St. in Somerville?

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    catsmeow RE: Tonality666 May 13, 2013 02:53 PM

    It's open.

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      bear RE: catsmeow May 13, 2013 05:28 PM

      Are you sure? We just drove by a few minutes ago and the windows were papered over and the sign says something like "Johnnie's Foodma...". Looks like it's a ways away from opening from the outside.

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        calisson RE: catsmeow May 13, 2013 05:52 PM

        I think you're thinking of the one near St. Mary's on the Brookline/Boston line, which is open. The OP was asking about the one in Somerville across from Walgreen's.

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          catsmeow RE: calisson May 14, 2013 05:33 AM

          You're right. Sorry about that. Missed the Somerville part.

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        mkfisher RE: Tonality666 May 14, 2013 05:01 AM

        Easy solution is to drive by. I'm a fairly certain it has a projected opening date plastered all over the windows. I want to say I remember it's opening in the Fall, but could be wrong on that.

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          ColoradoXJ13 RE: mkfisher May 14, 2013 06:20 AM

          According to Facebook
          https://www.facebook.com/WFMSomerville
          They were originally saying fall, now they are projecting summer...shouldn't be too long now. Really sucks having to get in a car to go grocery shopping for me, I live a block behind that building. While Johnny's had its shortcomings, it was a major loss to the neighborhood when it closed. While I am not a frequent WF shopper, having a store 100 yards from my front door will be nice when I need some milk or eggs in a hurry.

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