After staying quiet for about two weeks, Whole Foods issued a statement last week about the recent developments regarding the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s rejection of a new Whole Foods store opening in the Hyde Square section of the Boston neighborhood. A statement by Whole Food’s regional president Laura Derba was issued. It reads:
There has been a lot of conversation about Whole Foods Market coming to Jamaica Plain – positive and negative. We have heard both sides. While we are certainly disappointed that the final vote by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council was not in our favor, we are encouraged that it was such a close vote. We are greatly appreciative of the resounding support we have been receiving today in response to the council’s decision, from JP residents and businesses alike. We remain excited to serve the neighborhood, and eager to prove ourselves as positive community partners.
It is clear from this statement that despite the Council’s actions and new posts and videos from Whose Foods? organization, that Whole Foods is committed to open up a new store in JP.