Metro Acres Supermarket Finally Makes its Mark on Clinton Street

Posted on: November 23rd, 2020 at 5:03 am by

Photo: Roger Bultot

The transition is complete.

More than a year into its tenancy at 175 Clinton Street, Metro Acres is now at home. In other words, store signage is finally in place, with nary a sign of Fine Fare.

The changeover had been gradual since Metro took over, to say the least. First with repositioning (and upscaling) the interior, then with the rebranding itself.

The billboard-style marquee arrived last week.

Fine Fare ceased operations in June 2019, when Metro Acres signed the lease. The grocer – parent City Acres Market – also operates outposts in the Financial District and Brooklyn. The consensus seems to be that the supermarket is in a much better place now, with wider selection and fresher produce. Yet, Trader Joe’s across the street at Essex Crossing is still a worthy adversary.

There has been a supermarket of some sort on this spot since the advent of the Seward Park Co-op – its landlord – in the 1960s. At the time, the grocery was called the Co-op Market.

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