MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P will close its Pathmark store in downtown Manhattan at the end of December to allow for a large-scale residential project to be built at the site, a company spokeswoman told SN Friday.
The retailer said it may elect to reopen a store there after the building is complete. "We are relinquishing the lease to accommodate a large-scale residential development and improvement project, while preserving the right to operate once the project is complete," the spokeswoman, Marcy Connor, said.
The Pathmark store, on Cherry Street and Pike Slip near the Manhattan Bridge, has been the subject of closure speculation for years as developers sought to build a high-rise at the site.
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A&P said it told unions and its workers of the impending closure this week.
"While this currently is a difficult circumstance for our associates, customers, partners and local communities, we remain focused on providing great value and service to our customers, and we look forward to potentially operating in this location again in the future," Connor said.
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