NEW YORK — Fairway Market’s store in Brooklyn that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy will reopen on March 1, the company said a statement on its website.
The 52,000-square-foot store on New York Harbor in Red Hook suffered extensive damage as the result of flooding.
“Our store in Red Hook is the cornerstone of that neighborhood,” Howard Glickberg, founder of the fast-growing, iconic New York chain, said in a video posted online (see below). “I am so proud of what we have done. That store was devastated.”
Also in the video, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn praised Fairway and Glickberg for their efforts to reopen the store and for supporting the community in the wake of the Oct. 29 storm. She also noted that all 400 employees of the store have “not missed a single day’s pay” despite the closure.
“This was heroic corporate citizenship,” she said.
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