Whole Foods is open for business

Whole Foods Market, originally scheduled to open Nov. 2, opened its doors on Oct. 31.

“Thanks to the hard work of our team members, we were able to open the doors this morning; two days ahead of schedule,” Whole Foods spokesperson Heather McCready said in an email.

The new store at 413 Centre St. will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The grocer’s planned move to JP has been a source of controversy since the Gazette first reported on the plans in January. Whole Foods will replace the now-closed Hi-Lo Market—a grocer that catered to the local Hyde Square area’s large Latino population.

Many JP residents have opposed its opening while many others have said they are enthusiastic about the new grocery store option.

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