Whole Foods Market is in talks to buy or takeover leases for half a dozen Johnnie’s Foodmaster locations in Eastern Massachusetts, possibly bringing an end to one of the last urban family grocery chains, according to several real estate officials briefed on the deal. Negotiations are still in the early stages, but Whole Foods wants to move into six of the 10 Johnnie’s Foodmaster sites, in Arlington, Brookline, Charlestown, Melrose, South Weymouth, and on Beacon Street in Somerville.
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