At the New Metro Acres on Clinton Street, Traces of a Long Lost Supermarket

Posted on: November 14th, 2019 at 5:00 am by

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.

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