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Key Food Expands in NYC

NEW YORK — Key Food Stores has marked the opening of several new stores in the last two weeks, including two in Queens, four in Brooklyn and another in Staten Island.


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On Friday the cooperative held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for two newly opened stores in the Long Beach section of Queens. Both stores previously operated under other banners: The location on West Beech Street was previously C-Town, and an East Park Avenue store was a former Associated Supermarket. The owners of both stores joined the Key Food cooperative here earlier this year, the company said.

“The people of Long Beach deserve quality supermarkets. This is a very strong community that is still continuing to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy,” Gino Palummo, vice president of business development, for Key Food, said in a statement.

Key Food also staged a grand opening Friday for a new location at 155 Bay St. in Staten Island.

“We are very excited to be a part of the Key Food family,” said store owner Mike Said in a statement. “This neighborhood deserves a convenient supermarket that offers high quality and low prices. We could not be happier to open our doors and be a part of the community.”

Read more: Key Food Converts Two C-Towns

The three openings on Friday followed two grand openings in Brooklyn the previous week — one at a Key Food located at 4121 Church Ave., followed by one at Key Fresh & Natural located at 3315 Avenue H.

Two other locations — one a Key Food at 2720 Church Ave., and another Key Fresh & Natural at 7918 3rd Ave. — are both currently open, with official celebrations set for later this summer.

All four new additions were formally Associated stores owned by the Shehadeh brothers. These locations will specialize in a large variety of Caribbean items and feature full-service delis and butcher shops.

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