Squadron Statement on Lower East Side Pathmark's Impending Closure

Daniel L. Squadron

October 01, 2012

NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding the impending closure of the Pathmark supermarket, located on Cherry Street on the Lower East Side:

"I'm deeply concerned about Pathmark's closure and what it means for an already-underserved Lower East Side. 

"Lower East Side residents need access to the full service food retailers, including fresh food, that most other New Yorkers can take for granted. 

"It's critical that we maintain a comparable grocery store that will provide our community's seniors, public housing residents, and all Lower East Siders with the food access they need, and I will work with my colleagues, the community and the owner to ensure that happens."