Whole Foods Market in Jamaica Plain will celebrate its first anniversary on Wednesday, giving away treats and cake.
The store’s move into JP ignited months of controversy that haunted the neighborhood for months culminating in its Halloween opening.
“I can’t believe it’s been a year already,” the store’s community liaison, Jennifer Licht said.
Workers at the supermarket plan to set up a tent outside this evening to hand out treats for children between 4 and 7 p.m., according to Licht
Inside the store located along Centre Street in the neighborhood’s Hyde Square section, several vendors will team up with the grocer to give away special goody bags and an anniversary cake will be shared with customers starting at 6 p.m.
The store is participating in a Halloween parade and party organized by the Friends of the JP Connolly Branch Library, according to Licht. Whole Foods donated pumpkins and children’s coloring books for that event.
“We are so happy to be part of the Jamaica Plain community, a true neighborhood with so many caring, giving people and organizations. We are thankful we have been able to give back to this community throughout the year,” Licht said.
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