[Photo by EVG reader Steven]
The folks at East Village Organic let us know that the store opened yesterday at 124 First Ave. between East Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place.
As we previously noted, the owner is Ali, who has run Golden Food Market on the northeast corner of First Avenue and Seventh Street the past 35 years
Among other items, we're told East Village Organic will feature:
• Organic Grown Produce
• Full Juice Bar and Cold Press Juice
• Bulk Grain Seed Nuts
• Full Macrobiotic Section
• Roots, Barks, Flowers (Herbalist Kim Turim, who has operated Penny's Herb Company on East Seventh Street since the late 1970s, works here)
• Full Assortment of Pure Essential Oils
• Full Dairy Section
• Nut and Seed Butters
• Wholegrain Baked Goods
• Dried Fruits
We'll check the store out later…
The storefront was previously home to Kim's Video and Music until last Aug. 25.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Organic food store taking over the former Kim's Video and Music space on 1st Avenue
A little more about East Village Organic, opening this spring on 1st Avenue
Ali is a very nice guy. Best of luck to him in this new endeavor. I'll certainly buy all my 'organic' needs there. It's kind of funny, because there used to be a place serving similar fare directly across the street. It was called 'Prana'.
I just found out the hours:
Excellent addition to the neighborhood, and another place to go on the days the Greenmarket isn't open!
This is FANTASTIC news. I'm coming back to visit next week, and I need things I can't find where I live now.
Kim's knowledge kept me healthy and happy when Penny's was open.
See you guys next week!
Ali is great. He's a neighborhood guy. I will gladly shop there.
come one come all........
we are OPEN
are 2nd day
come by n say hello ali n his family
hope to see ya soon!!!!
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