After More Two Decades, Met Food’s Little Italy Grocery is on its Way Out

Posted on: October 7th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Their number was just called.

The long-running Met Foodmarket grocery store at the southwest corner of Prince and Mulberry Streets is not long for this world. That much is blatantly clear with a series of leasing banners now stretched across the facade of the market, acting as token tombstone signage.

According to the retail listing – the property is exclusively repped by Winick Realty – the footprint would be carved into two separate stores. However, pricing is not listed for either.

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Photo: Winick Realty

STORE A
Ground Floor 4,465 SF
Lower Level 4,080 SF

STORE B
Ground Floor 1,100 SF
Lower Level 650 SF

Target availability is pegged at January 1, 2017, so Met Food will most likely fold by then.

Met Food first opened this location at 251 Mulberry Street way back in 1994, according to public records. Back before the real estate industry carved Nolita into a refuge for the rich. Now that it’s so, a “regular” grocery apparently isn’t as appropriate. That’s probably why signage for the market was never reinstated.

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