Hell Square Bodega Wars Heat up with ‘Legacy Gourmet Deli’ on Essex Street
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Shots fired. The bodega wars within the confines of Hell Square are heating up.
The Subway franchise location at 153 Essex Street (i.e. Gotham Court) folded last fall after a bumpy few years in business. A six-month dormancy period followed, but was relatively short-lived. Legacy Gourmet Deli is next to bat in this mixed-use complex, having opened here more than a month ago.
It’s another bodega in an area rife with them. Indeed, there are three such convenience stores within two blocks on Stanton Street – E&S Wholesome Foods, Stanton Smoke & Convenience, and Freshco.