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PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Whole Foods Market JP

Whole Foods opened its doors to the media four days before its anticipated and controversial opening.

At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Whole Foods Market Jamaica Plain is set to open. But you don't have to wait to get a peek at the inside of the grocery store. Whole Foods offered tours to the media on Saturday.

Later, we'll also be posting a video tour.

For all JP Patch coverage of Whole Foods coming to JP, please visit this topic page.

Marc near the Park October 31, 2011 at 06:41 PM
This so called Whole Foods effect, when did these studies take place? Wasn't the study published in 2007? I'm guessing they sourced data over several previous years, thus, these large and unjustified upswings in property value could be related to housing boom.
Marc near the Park October 31, 2011 at 06:55 PM
http://www.prx.org/pieces/15461-the-whole-foods-effect#description A 2006 NPR story. A lot of things have happened since then, especially to the housing market.
Bob from JP October 31, 2011 at 07:46 PM
Uhh..... how exactly is an opinion piece written by a Whose Foods comrade of yours "hard evidence"??????????????
Bob from JP October 31, 2011 at 09:54 PM
"Their CEO's are both right-wing libertarian nut-jobs who hate paying taxes and put a lot of energy into dismantling any obligations for actually paying for healthcare." So If they are "right-wing libertarian nut-jobs", where exactly does that leave you? "Holier than Thou bleeding heart pinko commie leftist liberal lunatic"?
Maura November 01, 2011 at 02:06 AM
1. Unions are not, by definition, good. There can be benefits. There can be drawbacks. It is up to the workers to decide. 2. I bet the many, many small producers who do business with WFM don't consider it smoke and mirrors. It's called SALES. 3. Pursuing smaller markets, particularly in urban areas is good business sense and serves the community well. How many places are there in our fair city that could accomodate a store the size of River St in Cambridge? Or the Dedham store? 4. There's a ton of nut-jobs out there. All kinds. Many right here in JP. But you cannot say that WFM has crappy healthcare benefits. They may not be gold standard but they aren't bad.

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