Longtime Chinese Grocer on Rutgers Street is Closing Down

Posted on: January 9th, 2020 at 5:05 am by

The New Fuzhou Supermarket spent more than a decade holding down the southeast corner of Henry and Rutgers Streets. Not for much longer, though.

The familiar leasing signs are now in place along the store frontage at 146 Henry.

New Fuzhou was always a great place to observe and document street theater. From the hustlers selling secondhand DVDs, video games, and outdated technology, to the sidewalk cobbler who fixes your soles.

Perhaps the imminent closure is related to the property being up for sale. Indeed, Yuens Realty is the building owner, and placed the 7,192 square-foot corner property on the market last September for $5.8 million. Still no takers, according to the city’s public database.

Also of note, the corner grocer cameoed in the pilot episode of Flight of the Conchords. It’s the scene in which Sally and Jemaine break up.

Photo: HBO

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