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Whole Foods' Brookline Plans; Steve Wynn in Everett; More!

BROOKLINE—Whole Foods might move up its opening at the old Johnnie's Foodmaster on Beacon Street to the spring from the fall of 2013: "In a letter to the Brookline Board of Selectmen, residents stated that there are few markets in walking distance from their homes, and they feared that an extended period of vacancy would make it unlikely for Foodmaster employees to seek and possibly get a job at the new Whole Foods." [Tab]
MASS.-WIDE—Only Hawaii beats us: "The average price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Massachusetts is $469,063, compared to the national average of $292,152. The state average home listing price for Massachusetts is the 2nd most expensive in the country..." [Coldwell Banker]
EVERETT—He knows when to hold 'em, knows when to fold 'em: "Las Vegas gaming tycoon Steve Wynn blew into Everett today and said he's working on a deal to buy a 37-acre plot of industrial land on the shores of the Mystic River to potentially build a gleaming gambling mecca." [Herald]