By Carol Tannenhauser
There’s big grocery store news in the neighborhood — 14,000 square feet big. That’s the size of the new Key Food supermarket that is opening on the southeast corner of Amsterdam and 96th Street, one block south of its current location, The Real Deal first reported.
The new space is expected to open Monday, January 31st, an employee told the Rag.
“The space will allow the store to provide shoppers with more offerings than some of the chain’s other locations, including a sushi bar,” The Real Deal wrote. “Key Food will be joining Plant Shed, a high-end florist and cafe, which opened a 2,400-square-foot store in the retail condo….The grocer will be occupying 10,000 square feet on the ground floor and 4,000 square feet in the basement. Key Food will be paying $100 per square foot for the location and its lease has a base term of 15 years.”
It seems that the 90s are now flush with groceries, what with Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. The question is: What about the 80s?
Thanks to Gretchen Berger for the tip and photos.
Update: We learned of the opening date on Friday.