With Whole Foods‘ days numbered at its current Wellesley Hills location because of its impending move to the old Star Market space on Washington Street this summer, calls for specialty grocer Trader Joe’s to fill the void are growing louder.
We’ve heard that the landlord at the current Whole Foods space wants a grocery store to fill the spot, though of course the limited parking space there is a challenge. Businesses along that stretch of storefronts have told us they’d love to have another grocery store move in.
One Wellesley Hills resident, Mitch Fournier, this week launched a Facebook page (with the logo above) called Bring Trader Joe’s to Wellesley, MA to rally support for the idea and encourage people to fill out the location request form on Trader Joe’s website.
We filled out this form back in January ourselves and were met with this perky canned response: “Aloha and thank you for your interest in our stores. Emails have been flooding in with suggestions for new store locations in neighborhoods all over the U.S. We love that! Rest assured, every email is read and your recommendation will be passed along to our real estate folks.” Sounds like a sure thing!
Trader Joe’s already has a few relatively nearby locations, one on Rte. 9 in Framingham, another in Needham and still another in West Newton.
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