Thursday, December 13, 2012
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With Johnnie's Foodmaster and other Melrose businesses shuttering this year, it got us thinking: Which old local business do you miss most? If you could have one now closed Melrose business reopen, which one would it be? Let us know by posting a comment in the comments section below.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Check out the top five stories in Melrose in October, according to page views.
According to page views, here are the top 5 October stories in Melrose: 1. Whole Foods to Purchase Johnnie’s Foodmaster in Melrose 2. PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy in Melrose 3. CRIME MAP: Driver Followed Home After Road Rage Incident 4. Former Melrose Fire Chief Charged $1500 For Ethics Violation 5. Senator McCain to Join Brown, Tisei at Campaign Rally in Melrose
Friday, November 2, 2012
Liquidation sales have already begun.
A week after Johnnie's Foodmaster officially announced that its Melrose store would become a Whole Foods, Boston.com has reported the Chelsea-based supermarket chain is closing all its locations. 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 closing sales begin Nov. 2, Boston.com reports.
Melrose Mayor Rob Dolan thanked Foodmaster Supermarkets owner John DeJesus for the company's contributions to the city.
[Editor's note: The following is a letter from Melrose Mayor Rob Dolan to Johnnie's Foodmaster owner John DeJesus that was recently submitted to Melrose Patch.] October 26, 2012 John DeJesus Foodmaster Supermarkets 100 Everett Ave., Suite 12 Chelsea, MA 02150 Dear John, I want to thank you for all that Foodmaster Supermarkets, and you personally, have done for the City of Melrose over the years. In addition to being one of the largest employers in the city, and providing quality groceries for our residents, you have been a generous neighbor. I truly appreciate the donations you have made over the years to our Emergency Fund, as well as your strong support for the Melrose High School Permanent Scholarship Fund. It’s hard to imagine …
In a brief press statement, Melrose Mayor Rob Dolan thanks Foodmaster Supermarket for their contributions to the community, while also welcoming Whole Foods Market to the city.
Melrose Mayor Rob Dolan recently thanked Foodmaster Supermarkets for their business and at the same time welcomed Whole Foods Market to Melrose following reports that Whole Foods will purchase Foodmaster. "On behalf of the citizens of Melrose, I would like to welcome Whole Foods to the community," said Dolan in a press statement. "I am excited that Whole Foods has chosen Melrose as a location as they expand their presence into the Greater Boston area. I would also like to give a heartfelt thank you to John DeJesus, owner of Johnnie’s Foodmaster, for all he and his business have given to the community over the years. I look forward to building a similar relationship with Whole Foods, as well as the new owners of Towers Plaza, as they join …
Friday, October 26, 2012
On Friday Johnnie's Foodmaster announced the transfer of six locations to Whole Foods Market.
Whole Foods Market will be purchasing leases for six Johnnie's Foodmaster locations, including the one in Melrose, according to press statements released by both companies Friday morning. John DeJesus, second generation owner of Johnnie’s Foodmaster, officially announced his decision to transfer six of Foodmaster’s 10 locations across the Boston metro area to Whole Foods Market. “The time was right to make this change for our company,” DeJesus said in the statement. “I am confident that we have found the best partner that offers the most positive outcome not only for our employees but for the communities as well.” In late August, Whole Foods was reportedly interested in purchasing Johnnie's Foodmaster locations. Whole Foods Market has …