The Upper West Side is getting a new supermarket, but it may not be close enough to the markets that have closed to fill the gap.
Morton Williams is set to open on the ground floor of One West End Avenue at 59th Street and West End Avenue. One West End is part of the five-building Riverside Center development that stretches from 59th to 61st Street between West End and Riverside Park.
The Upper West Side has lost several supermarkets in the past couple of years, including a Key Food at 90th and Amsterdam and a West Side Market at 77th and Broadway.
“The first gourmet supermarket to come to this Waterline Square area, it will have 21,400 square feet of selling space on the ground floor and 8,000 square feet for storage on the lower level,” the Post reported.
It will also have other amenities, according to the Post.
“We will provide substantial seating [both indoors and out] as well as a wine and beer bar on premises,” said Avi Kaner, a former Booz Allen principal who is co-owner of Morton Williams. “After a long day of work, people will have a place to gather.”
They may also be able to sip and shop.
The grocer has a chef on premises and offers plenty of grab-and-go foods and other fare targeted to the busy New York lifestyle. This neighborhood’s location will also have an extensive array of kosher foods.
It’s expected to open in summer 2018.