Signs Of Shutdown
The sign says it all, as it shouts out the news that the Pathmark Super Center at 42-02 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City is about to close.
Empty shelves and few bargains awaited shoppers who recently ventured into the store that has served the community since 1977.
Officials at the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P), owner of the Pathmark chain, announced in June that the store would close on August 25.
Crews this week also removed illuminated “Pathmark” signs that hovered over the store parking lot for more than 35 years - a move that marked the final days of the iconic supermarket.
BOGOPA, Inc. has signed on with landlord, A&P, to lease the Long Island City store when Pathmark vacates the site.
The site is expected to reopen some time in October as a Food Bazaar supermarket, a BOGOPA spokesperson said.