Whole Foods to Open on August 7

Whole Foods announced it has planned a grand opening of its Charlestown location that will replace Johnnie’s Foodmaster on Wednesday, August 7.

In Ocotober Whole Foods announced an agreement to purchase six leases from Johnnie’s Foodmaster, a family-owned grocery chain based in Chelsea.

The six leases include buildings  in Charlestown, South Weymouth, Arlington, Brookline, Melrose and Somerville and with the average  size of 31,000 square feet.

Whole Foods Market remodeled the Charlestown location over the past nine months.

“We are so pleased that Mr. DeJesus has given us this opportunity at a time when we are looking to expand our presence in greater Boston,” said Laura Derba, president of Whole Foods Market’s North Atlantic region. “Like Foodmaster, Whole Foods Market has a long history of supporting the communities we serve, and we are excited to bring our fresh, quality foods at affordable prices to these six new market areas.”

Like Whole Foods’ 25 other regional locations, the Charlestown store will include a fresh fruit and vegetable juice and espresso bar, an in-house bakery, and a European cheese room, as well as organic beef, dairy and canned goods.

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