Crown Heights residents upset after former grocery store replaced with new housing

Midwood Development and Investing says that the construction site will be part of a larger supermarket site that includes apartments, a community facility and other retail space.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2024, 12:50 AM

Updated 107 days ago

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Construction is now underway on Nostrand Avenue for a 328-unit apartment building, but it’s replacing a main grocery store for many Crown Heights residents.
The Associated Supermarket grocery store closed back in 2021 and many say they feared that the closing would leave them in a food desert.
Elderly and disabled residents were also concerned about getting access to what they need without their local supermarket, and say that they are now forced to take a long commute to get to their nearest grocery store.
The Hudson Companies says that the construction site will be part of a larger supermarket site that includes apartments, a community facility, and other retail space. They say the grocery store will return in the fall of 2025.


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