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.

Recent Stories

new-territories-2
‘New Territories’ Dessert Shop ups the Ice Cream Game in Hell Square

Another built-for-instagram sweets shop just hit the Lower East Side. And it’s apparently the hottest new shop in Hell. Square, that is. New Territories sold out of product upon its opening Sunday night at 190 Orchard Street. They won’t be back for your dollar until tomorrow, according to a sign on the closed gate. Owned and […]

Rendering composite of Ben Shaoul and 196 Orchard St, Photo: Real Deal
Big Real Estate Plots Area Domination with ‘LES is More’ Summit at the Sunshine Cinema

“L.E.S. is more.” This cringeworthy slogan, a played-out play-on-words, has long been co-opted by the real estate industry in order to sell the Lower East Side. Closer to home, the Lower East Side Partnership, whose singular mission is to increase property values for the area stakeholders, also employs the phrase.  Now, big real estate is holding […]

Swapping out the goods, Photo: Two Bridges Tower
Busted Exercise Equipment on East River Esplanade Finally Replaced by the City

It just wasn’t built to last, and now, reinforcements… Replacements for the heavily-used exercise equipment near the mouth of Pier 35 are finally here. Parks Department workers were spotted installing the new machines yesterday afternoon, much to the delight of locals. Indeed, it’s been a long time coming. Pretty much since debut in February 2015, […]

yep-tour-pike-1
Yep Tour Chinatown Buses Seized, Forced to Pay $15K in Fines

Opposition continues to mount in the ongoing battle against illegally operating intercity buses. Back in November, the CB3 Transportation subcommittee denied Yep Tour a permit to operate on Pike Street and East Broadway, as it would set a dangerous precedent for other unchecked bus companies. The motion to deny carried, though Yep Tour nevertheless stayed classy in admitting […]

fat radish open
The Fat Radish Changes it up with New Lunch Concept and Pintail Coffee

Change is afoot in the Fat Radish empire. The modern British eatery at 17 Orchard Street is set to dish out a new “lunch concept,” and duly welcomes executive chef Nick Wilber back into the fold, to work alongside head chef Jared Dowling. Owners Ben Towill and Phil Winser had previously relocated Wilber to their Upper East Side […]

  • limosineliberal

    Undeserved or underserved?