Gristedes Operates On River Power

NEW YORK Operating what is believed to be the world's first lunar-powered grocery store may win Gristedes some notoriety, but owner John Catsimatidis said he'll pull the plug unless he sees results on his energy bill. We're doing this because they say it will get us electricity cheaper, said Catsimatidis, chief executive officer of Gristedes, whose Roosevelt Island store recently began receiving some

NEW YORK — Operating what is believed to be the world's first lunar-powered grocery store may win Gristedes some notoriety, but owner John Catsimatidis said he'll pull the plug unless he sees results on his energy bill.

“We're doing this because they say it will get us electricity cheaper,” said Catsimatidis, chief executive officer of Gristedes, whose Roosevelt Island store recently began receiving some of its electric power via tide-powered turbines submerged in the surrounding East

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