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Snapshot: Brooklyn Fare - West Village, Manhattan, NY

Brooklyn Fare Owner: Moe Issa Opened: 2016 Cooperative: Key Food Stores Location: 666 Greenwich St, Manhattan, NY Photographed: August 2018 A few blocks down from the D'Agostino we saw yesterday on The Market Report is this Key Food-affiliated store. Brooklyn Fare has three locations, one in Brooklyn and two in Manhattan. While it's no less expensive than the D'Agostino (and maybe more expensive), it's just a far superior store. The store is larger, for one, meaning its selection is better, but the quality is also undoubtedly better.

Snapshot: Murray Hill Market - Manhattan, NY

Murray Hill Market Owner: unknown Opened: unknown Cooperative: none Location: 136 E 34th St, Manhattan, NY Photographed: February 2018 This 24-hour grocery/deli is also in the immediate vicinity of the United Nations, but just south of it rather than the Gristedes north of it. It's located at the corner of 34th St and Lexington Ave and is one of the ubiquitous corner deli-groceries that dot all five boroughs of the city.

Snapshot: Terra Market - Manhattan, NY

Terra Market Owner: unknown Opened: unknown Cooperative: none Location: 533 9th Ave, Manhattan, NY Photographed: August 2018 Highly observant readers will notice that, in fact, this store is only two doors down from the Big Apple Meat Market which we saw earlier today! This one appears to be smaller and produce focused, while Big Apple is meat, dairy, and frozen. (They do, however, sell produce, and both stores sell groceries.)

Snapshot: Big Apple Meat Market - Manhattan, NY

Big Apple Meat Market Owner: Peter Castellana III / Cactus Holdings Opened: 1992, 2013 in current location Cooperative: none Location: 529 9th Ave, Manhattan, NY Photographed: August 2018 Owned by the same folks who own the Western Beef chain, the Big Apple Meat Market in the Garment District is the type of quirky small business that seems to be rapidly disappearing. The New York Times, in fact, did a feature on the store before it moved to its present location. I would definitely check out that article for a really interesting look into this business!
Other note - we're doubling up today, so we'll be seeing another store today at noon here on The Independent Edition!

Snapshot: Ozzie's Fresh Market - Manhattan, NY

Ozzie's Fresh Market Owner: Felipe Fernandez Opened: 1999 (as Associated Supermarkets) Cooperative: Associated Supermarket Group Location: 592 Fort Washington Ave, Manhattan, NY Photographed: November 2018 Contributor: Steve M. Formerly branded Associated Supermarkets, this location in the northern end of Manhattan is now Ozzie's Fresh Market (note the Associated logo remaining on the right side of the storefront). The Associated was scheduled to be replaced by Walgreens, but after an enormous backlash, the property owners agreed to let Associated stay on the condition that they'd remodel the store. Contributor Steve M. brings us a nighttime look at this nicely illuminated store. There is a second Ozzie's (also a former Associated), which operates with Key Food's Food Universe Marketplace banner, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. I can't help but wonder whether this location will also be switched over to Food Universe sooner or later. Post-renovation, this st…

TOUR: Farm Country Supermarkets - Brooklyn, NY

Farm Country Supermarkets Owner: Dae Kun Yoo Opened: 1995 Cooperative: Retail Grocers Group Location: 2205 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY Photographed: July 2018 Bad alignment with this photo here. Far Country! I promise you there is an M under the light. Today's store tour is this supermarket in East New York right on the main thoroughfare, Linden Boulevard. It's clearly been a supermarket for many, many years (in fact, the "front" of the store, or the side that faces Linden, may be an extensively renovated former A&P, though I kind of doubt it), but Farm Country has set up shop here and turned it into an enormous warehouse store with every type of African and Caribbean grocery item you could imagine. There is a large parking lot in the back. This Farm Country joins a few other locations run by the same group: Farm Country - 234-21 Merrick Blvd, Rosedale, NYFarm Country - 2076 1st Ave, Manhattan, NYShop Fair - 160 E 110th St, Manhattan, NYShop Fair - 178 E 116th St, Manha…