Pathmark Closure Prompts Grocer Guide & Survey for Residents

Posted on: November 30th, 2012 at 6:18 am by

With Pathmark basically in the rearview mirror, the Two Bridges community serviced by the grocery-pharmacy combo is now in desperation mode. Plans are in the works for the duration – a period of uncertainty that will most likely result in a gargantuan tower complex by Extell Development Company.

According to The Villager, the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council employed the services of Urbane Development to create a “neighborhood grocery shopping guide” for residents most affected by the Pathmark closure. The document, which will provide info about proximity to other supermarket options as well as price comparisons, should be available sometime in February. That’s two months after the establishment shutters for good.

But the guide is only one part of the three-pronged approach. Other components include surveys and an inventory census of other supermarkets in the immediate vicinity. With regard to the former, participants are quizzed with twenty questions about personal cooking and shopping habits. At least 250 heads are needed for a successful study.

Urbane Development is a Tribeca-based consulting group that aims to spur growth in undeserved communities around the country.

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  • limosineliberal

    Undeserved or underserved?