New York Mart Open for Business

New York Mart, the supermarket that replaced the shuttered Key Food at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and Bowne Street, held its official grand opening Saturday morning, complete with lion dancers. The opening is good news for the large senior housing complex that is right next door, whose many residents relied on the Key Food for some basic essentials, as it was easily accessible by foot.

New York Mart is owned and operated by Asians and this is Flushing, so of course everybody is concerned that it won’t be welcoming to “white folks,” but we don’t think that is going to be a problem. The owners met often with local civic associations to see what the neighborhood needed and wanted, and even made good on a strange request to stock Entenmenn’s products, so if you were the one who wanted to make sure you could buy your favorite crumb cakes and chocolate chip cookies, best get there and buy them.

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