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Boston Globe Magazine readers respond to stories on the closure of the Johnnie’s Foodmaster in Somerville and outsourcing parenting.

 SOUL OF A STORE

So good to read Daniel Todd Gewertz’s swan song to Johnnie’s Foodmaster (Connections, February 17). Its closing is the end of an era and of a certain kind of grocery store. And Gewertz is so right: The employees were an odd mix, and yet some of them were extraordinarily helpful. It was a no-frills neighborhood grocery store — and a vanishing breed. Rest in peace, Johnnie’s Foodmaster.

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