Senator Golden Announces Deal Reached For New Key Food To Open In Bay Ridge

Martin J. Golden

June 12, 2008

SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES DEAL REACHED FOR NEW KEY FOOD TO OPEN IN BAY RIDGE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that a 25 year lease, with options, been signed to open a new Key Food Supermarket at 242 Bay Ridge Avenue in Bay Ridge. The store, which is expected to open this Fall, will be 13,000 square feet with a parking lot across the street.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "This is a major victory for the community who just last week learned that Key Food at 9408-3rd Avenue is closing later this month. As we continue to negotiate with Walgreen’s to open a pharmacy that sells produce and food items, the community breathes a sigh of relief that a new supermarket, with parking, is set to open. I applaud the owner for his recognizing the need to bring a new supermarket to Bay Ridge which is suffering from a lack of supermarkets and options."

Senator Golden continued, "Since the Waldbaum’s closed on 4th Avenue and 67th Street, this immediate area of Bay Ridge has been crying out for a supermarket to be open. This deal finalized today is one that will make a significant impact on the quality of life of Bay Ridge. It will allow for convenience in shopping for so many who have faced a hardship for too long. I thank the new owner, Sammy Abed, and wish the store much success."

Senator Golden will be meeting with residents again next week to begin a dialogue about the planned Walgreen’s store set to replace the Key Food on 3rd Avenue.