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Foodmaster stores will become Whole Foods

Johnnie’s Foodmaster, one of the last family-run urban grocers in Massachusetts, is closing six supermarkets in November and selling the leases to Whole Foods Market Inc.

The upscale Texas chain confirmed Friday that it is taking over Johnnie’s Foodmaster locations in Arlington, Brookline, Charlestown, Melrose, South Weymouth, and the Beacon Street site in Somerville.

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