Popular Greenpoint grocery store 'The Garden' closes after 25 years

Posted: Updated:

The Garden has been a Greenpoint staple for 25 years and it closed its doors to the community permanently Sunday.

The family-owned health food market and grocery store was on the corner of Kent Street and Manhattan Avenue.

Many neighbors and members of the community came to say goodbye and say a final farewell to the pioneering store.

Owner Marius Tapper cites the growth of online shopping and chain grocery stores as a big impact on their business, resulting in a major loss of sales.

Tapper says a new store may be moving in to The Garden's former location and they will look to hire some of his old employees.

News 12 has not received word on when that store will open.

 

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."