SX Grocery Now Open at 123 Essex Street

Posted on: June 17th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

So it’s not just a clever name.  The latest Lower East Side bodega is a pun on its namesake street. Meet SX Grocery at 123 Essex Street, another participant in a long line of convenience stores aimed at “going gourmet.”  Storefront outfitting transpired within the last couple weeks, including awning, backlit signage, and the obligatory “grand opening” streamer flags.

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Of course, this low-rise property was previously home to discount threads shop Visco, which quietly shuttered back in January. After their departure, the space was summarily gutted to prepare for the newest occupant. Coupled with the arrival of Hakki Famous Pizza at the same address, this corner has truly seen its fair share of turnover these last few months.

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SX Grocery’s presence mere steps from E & S Wholesome Foods and LES Mini Mart completes the trifecta of bodega coverage here on Middle Essex. Prices are what you would expect for such a corner mart. For instance, a gallon of milk here costs $4. It’s cheaper elsewhere…

Meanwhile, it’s only a matter of time before someone adds a rogue “E” to the SX signage.

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