West Hartford Whole Foods

West Hartford Whole Foods

There are 52 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 6, 2009, titled West Hartford Whole Foods. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Whole Foods will have to sell its Bishop's Corner supermarket in West Hartford as part of a federal antitrust settlement announced today.

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doityourselfweat her com

United States

#1 Mar 6, 2009
Your story lacks one thing:
WHY???????!!!
mgm

West Hartford, CT

#2 Mar 6, 2009
It's too bad that the Whole Foods has to close the Bishop's Corner location. Is there anything that can be done to prevent it from closing? Would writing letters to the management be helpful??
just call

Hartford, CT

#3 Mar 6, 2009
It's widely known among the two stores that actually the Bishop's Corner store is the busier one.
hey

Newington, CT

#4 Mar 6, 2009
to doityourselfweat her com

READ!!!!

It is closing because of:

a federal antitrust settlement

Geesh!
smarter than you

Plymouth, MN

#5 Mar 6, 2009
doityourselfweather com wrote:
Your story lacks one thing:
WHY???????!!!
can you read?

It is one of 13 stores -- 12 former Wild Oats locations and one that was a Whole Foods before the merger -- that Whole Foods must sell within six months, under the company's settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
pwnd

New Britain, CT

#6 Mar 6, 2009
smarter than you wrote:
<quoted text>
can you read?
It is one of 13 stores -- 12 former Wild Oats locations and one that was a Whole Foods before the merger -- that Whole Foods must sell within six months, under the company's settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
Because it gots 'lectrolytes!
Mie

Wethersfield, CT

#7 Mar 6, 2009
Why not force them to open up Cheese N' Stuff again???
pragmatist

Bridgeport, CT

#8 Mar 6, 2009
Oh, great! Another vacant store in Bishop's corner, another twenty or so jobs down the drain. Like a competing natural foods store is going to come in and take it over in this economy? Whole Foods is probably doing the dance of joy over this! They get to consolidate their customers into one store, without angering their customers, since the Bishops Corner store closing was forced by the FTC.
reasonable ron

East Hartford, CT

#9 Mar 6, 2009
I guess West Hartford will lose the distinction of having two Whole Foods within two miles of each other.
Rich

Willimantic, CT

#10 Mar 6, 2009
Has the world gone insane??? How can a small chain of health food supermarkets possibly represent an antitrust threat when the CVS's and Stop and Shop's of the world seem to build on every corner???
CT Luver

Windsor, CT

#11 Mar 6, 2009
Oh no--where will I buy overpriced items now??

Please help me catch the bus to BlueBack Square.
Raucous

Denver, CO

#12 Mar 6, 2009
I liked the convenience of having two of them. I'd love (another) Trader Joe's to open there in its place.
Nedermeyer

East Granby, CT

#13 Mar 6, 2009
They should have left it Wild Oats - prices were better, selection was better, management was more responsive and they could think on their feet. Whole Foods came in and ruined it. The fish counter smells like the hold of a ship, and the meat counter often smells like something died and they hid it. And if I want grease-laden bacon and eggs for breakfast I can go across the street to McDs.
Marjorie

South Dennis, MA

#14 Mar 6, 2009
CT Luver wrote:
Oh no--where will I buy overpriced items now??
Please help me catch the bus to BlueBack Square.
More like blue-balled Bare-back Square when it comes to those Whole Foods prices!!!!
tax us more

Norwalk, CT

#15 Mar 6, 2009
How thrilling that our federal government has saved us and our economy from the onslaught of natural foods in suburbia. Give those people a raise.
Colin Power

Newington, CT

#16 Mar 6, 2009
Good riddance to all that overpriced psuedo-health food. Bring back Service Merchandise.
Observer

United States

#18 Mar 6, 2009
smarter than you wrote:
<quoted text>
can you read?
It is one of 13 stores -- 12 former Wild Oats locations and one that was a Whole Foods before the merger -- that Whole Foods must sell within six months, under the company's settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
I echo the question "Why". When SBC/ AT&T has 300,000 thousand employees and is almost as large as the Bell System before the breakup in the mid 1980's, how does Whole Foods qualify?
Silvia-at-WholeF oods

Hartford, CT

#19 Mar 6, 2009
Topper wrote:
Ah! A Bodega from Hartford will move in having received a Federal Grant and sell live chickens but they will not be Kosher.
Ah! What point are you making? Ah! Do you hate bodegas? Minorities?
Silvia-at-theCle aners

Hartford, CT

#20 Mar 6, 2009
Its a nice store - in an ugly outdated area. Unfortunately, there is no development money to make it better. All the gas stations on the corners make it a difficult and distateful place in terms of the aesthetics. I will miss it.
Camille

Stamford, CT

#21 Mar 6, 2009
They should closse the store on Raymond Road - it's too dense and cramped to drive into, the Bishops Corner store is easy to drive in and out of - Besides, Bishops Corner needs the traffic more than West Hartford Center. Technically Whole Foods is not part of Blue Back ownership (I hear they just always pop up around those types of developments) so the owners of Whole Foods should be able to decide which store to keep open. but the other is newer so I'm not surprised. Nicer but not as convenient at all. I'm near Bishops Corner but friends of mine across town close to Wood Pond even prefer to drive to the Bishops corner store instead of the one near Blue Back just to avoid the annoying congestion and traffic lights.

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