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Coming Soon!

Our next group of neighborhoods is just to the west of what we saw in southern Jamaica. We're heading into what might be considered central Ozone Park, then into Howard Beach, a relatively isolated mostly residential neighborhood of southwestern Queens, and finally right over the border into Brooklyn for East New York!

1764 Grand Ave, Baldwin, NY

Original Tenant:  Pathmark Address:  1764 Grand Ave, Baldwin, NY Opened:  unknown Closed:  2016 Later Tenants:  Key Food Supermarkets (planned, never opened) Photographed:  December 2018 Just down the street from Fruit Tree Farm is this former Pathmark . Though the store was purchased by Key Food operator Pick Quick Foods, and renovations did occur, the interior was never completed and the plans were abandoned. While Pathmark occupied the entire 50,000 square foot location, including a 14,000 square foot expansion, Key Food was planned to take just about 36,000 square feet (the original size of the Pathmark). The remaining 14,000 square foot Pathmark expansion has been taken by a beauty supply store.

Coming Soon!

Happy March! We moved through North Hempstead pretty quickly, now it's time to head south to the Town of Hempstead. We're hitting the key villages and hamlets: Garden City, downtown Hempstead, Baldwin, Valley Stream, and a few other locations here and there. As we'll see, there's a lot of variation here, in store size and style, income level of the communities, brands, and more. This group will feature stores on The Market Report ,  The Independent Edition , and for the first time in a while, Grocery Archaeology! We're going to jump right into Garden City tomorrow!