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Johnnie's Foodmaster is Closing All 10 Locations

Liquidation sales have already begun.

A week after Johnnie's Foodmaster officially announced that its store in Arlington and five others would become Whole Foods, Boston.com has reported the Chelsea-based supermarket chain is closing all 10 of its locations, including the one in West Somerville just over the Arlington town line at 105 Alewife Brook Parkway.

Boston.com says an Illinois-based company, Hilco Merchant Resources, which specializes in liquidation services, has begun closing sales at all of the Johnnie's Foodmaster markets.

There will be discounts of up to 30 percent, and the closing sales began today, Boston.com reports.

The Whole Foods in Arlington is expected to open in the late summer or early fall of 2013.

Johnnie's customers: Where will you go now? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Upset November 11, 2012 at 12:27 AM
So do I ,I miss this store in Arlington.I alway pass by there from work in Burlington. I like all the foods there ,but I never buy the cold cuts there. Did anybody remember the fly that fly around the cold cuts cutting machine? It was that one day in the summer,four years ago!
Upset November 12, 2012 at 01:00 AM
I am UNEMPLOYED,do they teach SMT in DIGITAL ELECTRONICS and MPU ? Can I be able to troubleshoot these components on a circuit board with the Tek scope or a logic analyzer to check and monitor all bus traffic signal lines ,such as address,data and control bus,checking measurements in nanoseconds from edges to edges?
KEN D... November 13, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Keene has a Walmart and some large Grocery store just like most places. Sure they put in very nice brickwork in along Main Street, but it's just like any other city/town in it's demographic. Most or all of the "Old Fashioned Stores" have been gone for years. Lots of Restaurants now. If it weren't for the college, Keene would be a ghost town.
Upset November 14, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Hey folks,guess what! You may not believe what I got in my MAILBOX TODAY! You really want to know what I got in my MAILBOX! Listen to this folks! COUPONS! THAT RIGHT YOU HEARD ME! I mean,THAT RIGHT YOU READ WHAT I TYPED,COUPONS FROM STOP&SHOP! Look like I going have to add a LOCK on my MAILBOX! The more I saved on the coupons ,I may have to hire a SECURITY GUARD to stand next to my MAILBOX !!
Karen Dobbelaar December 10, 2012 at 04:43 AM
I was hoping for a Trader Joe's!

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