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Whole Foods And The Future Of Jamaica Plain14:36
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Many Jamaica Plain shoppers depended on the Hi-Lo supermarket. (Nick Dynan for WBUR)
Many Jamaica Plain shoppers depended on the Hi-Lo supermarket. (Nick Dynan for WBUR)

The conflict in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square over the coming Whole Foods is one of those little, hyperlocal stories that is, in its own way, about everything.

What's the difference between vitalization and gentrification? Can white flight be reversed without disrupting thriving minority communities? How much of a say should the popular will have in the transactions of private enterprise?

All these questions brought up simply by one grocery store leasing another grocery store.

We dive into the debate with various stakeholders.

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This program aired on April 14, 2011.

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