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Inside Look: The New Arlington Whole Foods

What are your initial impressions? Let us know by posting a comment below.

An art wall near the bathrooms by Arlington Center for the Arts campers. Photo credit: John Waller
An art wall near the bathrooms by Arlington Center for the Arts campers. Photo credit: John Waller

The shelves are being stocked – the new Arlington Whole Foods is almost ready for customers.

The grocery store at 808 Mass. Ave., the former home of Johnnie’s Foodmaster, is set to open Wednesday, Sept. 18. The store will have a “bread-breaking ceremony” (yes, actual bread will be broken) at 9:45 a.m., followed by the opening at 10 a.m.

The store’s normal hours will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

Look at the photos above and then let us know what your initial impressions are by posting a comment below.

inthegloaming September 20, 2013 at 03:18 PM
The produce section was plenty big enough for anybody's veggie needs. (Besides, we're lucky enoug to have Wilson's Farm 5 mins drive up the road.) I was struck by how much MEAT was on display. Hope it gets bought up before it all spoils! Bike racks a good idea, keep suggesting, they'll likely put them in. I left a suggestion note for giving the option of smaller push carts, like StopShop has. The big ones are too unwieldy to navigate through the throngs; the handheld plastic ones not big enough, and too heavy. Oh, and parents, WHY do you let your toddlers think a crowded store is a playground? No wonder they grow up to be self-involved brats. No love.
Wind Dummy 25 September 20, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Bet you all 8 bucks their insurance is a little bit indifferent about 2 wheelers cars trucks in a shoe box. Wife brought back some chops (packaged) "err" not overwhelmed, except by the prices. This makes it pretty much verboten especially with all other choices in the zip code.
winifredtigerlily September 22, 2013 at 08:07 AM
Stop and Shop is really not much cheaper. However I have had issues with buying produce when it's on sale at WF ... most of the time it's stuff that is about to go off (mushy grapes, mealy peaches).
Dave September 23, 2013 at 02:52 PM
PS Bike rack is at the front of the psrking lot when you pull your car in, on the right. Produce noot quite as big as Woburn store but plenty available. I refuse to buy the garbage produce S&S sells. For great meats I would suggest Meat House across from the bus depot at the west end of the heights. They will custom cut any chop or stake to your liking.Remember you get what you pay for. Chicken also remarkably better than any chicken I've bought at S&S. I get 2" thick pork chops there all the time and never had a bad one. Fresh and Juicy....hmmm now I'm hungry!

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