Food City, the supermarket on 94th street and Columbus Avenue, will close at the end of the month, a manager told us. It’s at least the fourth Upper West Side supermarket to close in a little over a year. In particular, supermarkets that serve middle class shoppers seem to be closing, said one of our readers.
“[If it does close], we lose the last low/middle income supermarket in the immediate area. Just Whole foods or D’Agostino nearby. To get to Ctown, you have to go to Amsterdam about 96th,” Barbara wrote.
In a little over a year, Associated Supermarket, Gourmet Garage, Food Emporium and now Food City have closed or announced they were closing. In that time, a Westside Market (and several 7-Elevens) have opened.
The store manager said that the closure had something to do with the lease, but wasn’t sure of the specifics.
Thanks to everyone who sent in tips.