The Met Food on Bowne Street in Flushing officially closed its doors this week. The site was bought by a developer, who plans to raze the store for a taller residential building, although exact plans remain murky. No jobs have been filed with the Department of Buildings yet.
However, there have been rumors that the new owner is considering a grocery store on the first floor of any new development.
In the meantime, losing the Met will be a burden for the elderly and those who have trouble getting around, as the Met was the only store in the neighborhood that offered home delivery on purchases of $25 or more.