Brooklyn-Based Union Market Opens at 240 East Houston

Posted on: November 15th, 2012 at 6:19 am by

Union Market is now live. The Brooklyn-based supermarket opened yesterday afternoon at the corner of East Houston and Avenue A after teasing the neighborhood for the better part of two years. The project had been riddled with delays, having initially promised a late-summer 2012 launch date. Local indie gourmet grocers (e.g. Essex Market, E&S, Stop 1 Deli) and Whole Foods are probably not too keen on this news.

Longtime reader Jennifer Kennedy was the first on line to enter the store, and sent along the following images. Looks like a foodie’s wet dream. Price points are similar to the competition. Also, we are told that roses were given to customers upon checkout.

Of course, 240 East Houston was also the site of a terrible rooftop fire back in July 2010. You would have no idea looking at the building now in its upscaled glory.

How do you feel about having Union Market in the neighborhood?

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