At the New Metro Acres on Clinton Street, Traces of a Long Lost Supermarket
Back in June, news dropped that Fine Fare would cease operations at 175 Clinton Street, and that City Acres Market was opening. Now, the transition to the locals-branded Metro Acres is nearly complete.
Change abounds inside the supermarket where everything is getting a tune-up, from aisles and signage, to the product itself.
Notably, though, workers replacing the flooring this week uncovered a bit of local history. Beneath the layers of Fine Fare, the original flooring from the co-op grocery is temporarily visible. Still emblazoned with the Seward Park Housing Corporation tree logo. (The co-op owns the space.) This establishment had opened with the co-op itself in the 1960s.
Meanwhile, we hear that the experience under new management isn’t much of a departure from the old regime. Trader Joe’s and Target across the street also pose a great threat.