Fairway Inks Deal for Second Brooklyn Market
Terence Cullen June 23, 2015, 5:33 p.m.
Bring a Wegmans to Brooklyn, and Fairway raises with a second location.
The grocery store has inked a 20-year deal to open an outpost at the Georgetown Shopping Center in the Bergen Beach section of the borough, property records show. Fairway is taking 40,000 square feet currently used by a Waldbaums at 2149 Ralph Avenue, according to The Real Deal, which first reported news of the lease.
This makes the eighth locations for Fairway in the five boroughs. Manhattan currently has five of those grocery stores (including the original at 2127 Broadway between West 74th and West 75th Streets), and then there is one in Douglaston, Queens, and one in Red Hook, Brooklyn at 480-500 Van Brunt Street between Reed and Conover Streets.
A representative for Fairway could not immediately be reached for comment, nor could the landlord, listed as Astoria Holding Corp.
The grocery chain was slated to open at the base of 10 Hudson Yards. Fairway and developer Related Companies ended that agreement, however. Danny Meyer is reported to be opening a food hall at the 40,000-square-foot space instead, according to Crain’s New York Business.
Demand for top-ranked supermarkets like Fairway have been growing across the city. The New York Times reported in May that Rochester-based Wegmans would open its first New York City location to rival with Fairway and Whole Foods.