Life After Pathmark: Community Survey Available Online

Pathmark store, 227 Cherry Street.

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.

 

Employees Still Expect Pathmark Closing December 22; Two Bridges Plans Survey

Pathmark store, 227 Cherry Street.

Here’s an update on the situation at the Cherry Street Pathmark store, which is scheduled to close in less than five weeks.  When we stopped by yesterday, workers said they still believe the last day in business for the supermarket will be December 22nd (a date that is reflected on a hand-written countdown poster in the front window).   But anyone who’s tried shopping there recently knows operations are already being dialed down.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, most of the refrigerators remain bare, although a few frozen turkeys were available. There are signs up everywhere advertising deep discounts and warning, ‘all sales are final.”  It’s pretty clear the store is not being restocked.