Houston Deli & Grocery Gives Closure Notice

Posted on: March 28th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Traditional bodegas are currently in a period of transition.  Ditching dive for diva.  Indeed, many are upgrading their facilities to “gourmet” installations, like local chain Stop 1 Deli. And it seems the corner of Avenue A and East Houston no longer has use for the traditional dive grocer, either.

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Back in January, EV Grieve broke news that the upscale Brooklyn-based Union Market was moving to 240 East Houston.  Once that hype banner was draped from the scaffolding, the countdown clock began for both Discovery Wines and Houston Deli & Grocery.  So it was really just a matter of time before the public notifications arrived.  That day came last week, when a orange-colored sign appeared in the steel-obstructed doorway of the bodega.  Fire sale includes half price on much of store inventory.

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Meanwhile, Discovery Wines plans to stay in the neighborhood after their lease expires on May 31.  And once Union Market moves in, they will reportedly occupy an eye-popping 6,000 square-feet of prime East Village real estate.

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