City Acres Market Takes Over Fine Fare on Clinton Street
Fine Fare on Clinton Street is no more. The City Acres Market, which operates outposts in the Financial District and Brooklyn, is opening here on the Lower East Side.
In a communique sent to residents last week, the Seward Park Co-op board of directors announced the change in tenancy. (The cooperative is the landlord.) Metro Acres Market, as the Clinton Street supermarket is now known, is to open on July 1.
The loss of Fine Fare shouldn’t come as a surprise.
It’s no secret that the service and product has been subpar for years. As one of the only low-cost supermarket options in the neighborhood, locals were stuck with shitty produce and expired goods. Despite slight upgrades after Pathmark closed six years ago and became an 80-story monolith.
Once big-box threats Trader Joe’s and Target opened down the block, the bar raised, and there was a sense that Fine Fare wouldn’t last.