We love our $10 salad bar and brown-rice sushi as much as the next person, but this is rather sad. The Globe reports that Whole Foods wants to take over Johnnie's Foodmast
aher, one of the few family-owned grocery chains that remains around these parts. It even has a carpet.
Whole Foods has its sights set on Johnnie's locations in Arlington, Brookline, Charlestown, Melrose, South Weymouth, and on Beacon Street. Experts say it's a pre-emptive move against still-novel Wegman's, which is also joining the New England grocery wars and nearly caused riots when it opened in Northboro last year.
Ah, well, we'll always have Market Basket. Right?