Monday, April 27, 2015
Met Foods checks out of its longtime 3rd Avenue home
We didn't get the chance to note this last week, when the Met Foods on Third Avenue between East 16th Street and East 17th Street closed for good. (Yes, not technically in the East Village, but we know some residents who live in the northern part of the neighborhood who shopped here.)
And we didn't did hear an official reason for the closure. The space is for rent via Solil Management. The listing doesn't seem to be online.
A sign on the window redirects would-be shoppers to the already crowded Associated on East 14th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A…
The store has mostly been cleared out…
A few items remain, such as the time clock and a cane...
EVG reader Harry Weiner alerted us to the store's last day. And here's what he had to say about the impending closure in February:
"It has been in the neighborhood for many years – one of the last old-school stores. It will be a great loss to many residents. Prices were reasonable," he said. "I'm sad about this. I live nearby and have been shopping there for about 18 years. There are many longtime employees who will lose their jobs.
"Frankly, it's my favorite neighborhood store because it's a vestige of a fading grocery store era and reminds me of my Brooklyn youth."
Previously on EV Grieve:
The Met Foods on 3rd Avenue in Gramercy Park is closing (19 comments)