Friday, October 30, 2015

Some Good News! RE: C Town on 8th Ave.

I stopped by C Town earlier today and had a good conversation with Steve the owner. Steve, who grew up on 43rd street in Sunset Park  announced that he is working on a prospective location on 8th Avenue and that if all goes well he will reopen a better, newer and upgraded C Town on the avenue by the end of next year assuming all goes well. In the meantime he still has the store on 9th street and said he will deliver to the area from there. His circular and delivery information can be seen here at the C Town Website including contact numbers.   

Steve's 9th Street C Town store..

In the meantime, I am working on a piece to alternative stores nearby while Steve's relocates. All suggestions are welcome and you can drop me a note at FRANK413 AT AOL DOT COM and if it's somewhere I haven't visited or thought  about I will include it. 

In the meantime, this is the number one location alternative if you are determined to shop at a C Town and the closest nearby. (The other C Towns on 5th Avenue haven't been renovated since the stone age). Below is a picture of the relatively new upscale C Town located in The Green Wood Heights section of Sunset Park on the corner of 25th street and 4th Avenue. The store is less than 5 years old and caters to the slightly more upscale clientele of the area. It also has parking which is a plus. If you have access to a car it is definitely worth the visit. You can access their circular online HERE..

C TOWN on 25th street and 4th Avenue..

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Steve's C Town on 8th Avenue Closing

I can confirm from reliable sources that Steve's C-Town Supermarket at 4511 8th Avenue will be closing it's doors within a month. The property which had been bought by a Chinese developer a year ago has allowed the lease for the Supermarket to run out. C-Town has been at that location for well over 40 years and was the last remaining American supermarket on 8th Avenue. What will replace it is unknown at this time. With the closing of C-Town the Avenue will almost exclusively become a haven of Chinese businesses with a few bodegas left on the Avenue. As the demographics of the neighborhood change we may very well see them gone as well.