Life After Pathmark: Community Survey Available Online
As we have been reporting, the Cherry Street Pathmark store is on its last legs. Although it’s scheduled to close by the end of next month to make way for a big luxury residential project, the shelves are already pretty bare and the grocery is not being restocked. Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, which played a major role in luring Pathmark to the Lower East Side years ago, is beginning to come up with a long-range plan to full a big gap in the neighborhood’s fresh food supply. They have hired a consultant, James Johnson-Plett of Urbane Development, to help facilitate the planning process. He’s overseeing a community survey to get a sense of shopping patterns, income levels and overall needs when it comes to retail food establishments. That survey is available online here. It takes about 5-7 minutes to fill out.