A new market promising to be open 24/7 has popped up at 2755 Broadway at 106th Street, where a KFC closed earlier this year. But despite its familiar-sounding name, it’s not related to Westside Market, the chain of supermarkets around the UWS and the rest of the city, according to managers at Westside Market. In fact, the owners of Westside Market are clearly unhappy with the similarity, Chief Operating Officer Ian Joskowitz told us.
“John Zoitas started Westside Market decades ago. John, his family and thousands of current and former employees worked their tails off building a great reputation. Under no circumstances are we going to allow anyone to use our name to confuse people into thinking that their business is part of our family of markets. We have absolutely nothing to do with the market opening in the near future on 106th street and Broadway.”
It’s not clear then whether West Side Famous Market is connected to another chain or is a new concept. But regardless it will enter an area with quite a bit of competition — a Garden of Eden one block north, a Gristedes two blocks south and a Westside Market and H Mart on 110th.
If anyone knows more about who’s behind this market, let us know!
Thanks to Tracy and Peter for the photo.