Sunday, June 10, 2012
Flushing supermarket threatened with closure
From the Queens Chronicle:
The Key Food supermarket at 25-03 Parsons Blvd. in Flushing is going to close its doors at the end of June if an agreement cannot be reched on the lease.
The move is going to put a burden on seniors, who have mobility issues, and residents who don’t have sufficient transportation alternatives to carry groceries. It will also cut out a major source of American products that will be harder to find at nearby Asian markets, residents say.
Bosco Wong, the manager of the supermarket, said he learned about the closing three to four weeks ago.
“It’s very upsetting,” Wong said about the closure as he was putting prices on products. An employee of Key Foods for 38 years, he’s been a manager of the store for two months.
As for what will happen to the employees, Wong said that some will be laid off and others will be transferred.
He is unsure about what the future holds for him. “Hopefully I’ll be relocated.”
But he hopes the landlord will come to an agreement with Key Foods and stay open.