Rally to Save Met Foods Today!

We must fight to save food sources that remain closer to affordability!

FYI: Rally to Save Met Foods – Thursday 12/29 2PM @ Met Foods 251 Mulberry at Prince

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

OFFICE OF MARGARET S. CHIN 

 

250 Broadway, Suite 1882

New York, NY 10007

 

**MEDIA ADVISORY**                                                                                 

 

Contact: Paul Leonard [CM Chin] (212) 788-7259, pleonard@council.nyc.gov 

 

COMMUNITY RALLIES AGAINST CLOSURE OF LOW-COST FOOD MARKET IN LITTLE ITALY

 

WHAT: Tomorrow at 2 p.m., residents of Little Italy, SoHo, NoHo, and surrounding areas will rally against the closure of a Met Supermarket that has offered low-cost, fresh food to the neighborhood for more than two decades.

 

After months of rumors — which were denied by a market representative in early November – the store announced the food market would permanently close its doors on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. 

 

This week, Council Member Chin joined other local elected officials to call on the foodmarket owner and landlord to resume lease negotiations. Despite having a current tenant paying $90,000 a month, a representative for the landlord, Abington Properties, said it wants to transform the Met Foodmarket into “a more upscale operation.” 

 

With the closure of Met Foodmarket, shoppers on fixed and low-incomes will have to travel even farther for affordable, fresh produce. The loss of Met Foodmarket is the latest in a string of low-cost food market closures in the past few years – including the Associated Supermarket on W. 14th Street and a Pathmark demolished to make way for an as-of-right real estate development in Two Bridges. 

 

WHEN: TOMORROW, THURSDAY, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. 

 

WHERE: Outside Met Foodmarket, 251 Mulberry St. (at Prince St.)

 

WHO: 

·         Council Member Margaret S. Chin

·         Little Italy Merchants Association

·         Residents of Little Italy, SoHo, NoHo, and surrounding areas

 

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Pete Davies

Broadway Residents Coalition

548 Broadway #5A

New York, NY 10012

H: 212.925.1225

C: 917.623.4104

pdavies1@nyc.rr.com

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