In response to the news of a new Whole Foods store in the Hyde Square section of Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood, Boston City Council President Stephen J. Murphy issued the following email statement through his Director of Communications and Policy:
Thank you for your email regarding Whole Foods moving into the former location of Hi-Lo Foods in Jamaica Plain. While it is understandable that there are concerns over Hi-Lo closing and Whole Foods moving in, I believe the move of Whole Foods to the neighborhood is a good one. Much like Jamaica Plain, Whole Foods is stocked with diversity and I believe that what the neighborhood loves so much about Hi-Lo will also be found at Whole Foods.
Again, I thank you for contacting me to share your feelings on this issue. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
All the best,
Stephen J. Murphy, Boston City Council President