The Food Emporium on 90th street and Broadway has been sold at a bankruptcy auction, and it’s not clear what the new owners plan for the space.
A union representing workers at A&P, which owns Food Emporium, has listed information about the bankruptcy auction. Many of the Food Emporium locations that have closed will be bought by other supermarket companies like Key Food, but the one on 90th is listed as being purchased by unnamed “real estate entities.” The auction results still must be certified by a judge.
Employees expect the store to close. An employee told us she had heard it would close on November 11. Employees have also mentioned the possibility of the store’s closure to customers. One customer told us the shelves have been pretty bare lately. A&P declined to comment.
If the store does close, it will be the third supermarket to close within a five block radius since 2013. Key Fresh & Natural and Food City were the other two. A Food Emporium closed on 68th and Broadway a couple of years ago.