Pathmark site developer commits to building new supermarket

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Local elected officials announced that the developer of the former Pathmark site on the Lower East Side has agreed to build a replacement supermarket as part of the project.

Much to the community’s dismay, the Pathmark was closed in December to make way for the new development.

On Friday, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, state Senator Daniel Squadron and Councilmember Margaret Chin issued a joint statement on the agreement:

“As part of our ongoing effort to ensure that our Lower East Side neighbors have access to fresh food and other essentials,” they said, “we met with the developer of the former Pathmark site at 227 Cherry St. and received a commitment that a full-service supermarket will be built as part of the project.

“This is an area that is underserved when it comes to the availability of fresh and affordable food. That is why we fought plans to close the Pathmark and have been advocating for another supermarket to replace it. Extell Development Company has assured us that a food market will be built,” the politicians said, “and we look forward to seeing it open. We are also advocating for a temporary market to open while construction is underway.”

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3 Responses to Pathmark site developer commits to building new supermarket

  1. "This is an area that is underserved when it comes to the availability of fresh and affordable food." The people of N7E would have us believe that's not true, that bodegas "serve" us!

  2. The villagers always think that the land is their mother and due to land only they are alive. So it is quiet difficult to buy land from them. To be the owner of a home and that also without having money is really very tough. In that case we can take a loan from bank but we have to give some mortgage and also a great interest amount. but if we are going through the real estate people then we can have our own home in a very less amount of interest and also a discount amount .So, Better to go for the real estate service to have a own home.

  3. In the UK there is always huge debate over new build supermarkets. Ultimately whether the approval is given or not tends to come down to competition – if there's already too many big players in the area and enough local opposition it doesn't happen.

    It seems that in the case of this story that the situation is reversed!

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