Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on March 14, 2016, and has been updated with the most current information available.
In the past few years, a spate of food stores have closed across the city, leaving some neighborhoods without an affordable option for groceries—or any option, depending on the area. Many factors have led to these closures: Some stores were driven out by rent increases, while others are being transformed into large-scale residential developments. Still more were affected by the bankruptcy of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, or A&P, which subsequently led to the auctioning off of several stores. A majority of the supermarket closures took place in Brooklyn, where many are being replaced by residential developments amid increasing protests from local residents—and here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the major closures in Kings County and beyond.
If we missed one in your neighborhood, leave a comment below or reach out via the tipline, and we’ll keep adding to this list.Read More