Grocery Store Operator to Expand Supermarkets in NYC Low-Income Nabes
A citywide initiative to establish and retain supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods under the Food Retail Expansion to Support Health (FRESH) program is gaining traction. The New York City Economic Development Council announced that grocery store operator Bogopa Service Corp. will build a new 10,000-square-foot supermarket in Corona, Queens, and renovate and/or expand five existing grocery stores in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
The planned renovations and expansions will add 36,000 square feet of new supermarket space and create 82 new jobs, according to the NYCEDC.
Bogopa will receive sales tax exemptions totaling approximately $450,000 under the FRESH financial incentive program for grocery store operators and developers.
The grocery store locations to be renovated, expanded, or built are:
238 East 161st Street, Concourse Village – renovation and upgrade
417 Junius Street, Brownsville – renovation and upgrade
21 Manhattan Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant – 8,000-square-foot expansion
17-59 Ridgewood Place, Bushwick – 14,000-square-foot expansion
57-08 99th Street, Corona – new 10,000-square-foot supermarket
34-20 Junction Boulevard, Jackson Heights – 4,000-square-foot expansion
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Entry filed under: Food Dilemmas, Local Food Production. Tags: access to grocery stores, Bogopa Service Corporation, food deserts, Food Retail Expansion to Support Health, FRESH program, New York City Economic Development Council, supermarket access.