Sunday, April 13, 2014

Too much competition and not enough Jews

From Crains:

Mazur's Marketplace, a 54-year-old, second generation kosher market that sells meat, groceries and take-out foods in the Little Neck section of Queens, will close down next week. Located in a strip shopping center on the Queens-Nassau County border at 254-51 Horace Harding Blvd., the kosher store once drew customers from both sides of the border.

According to co-owner Eddie Mazur, the business is a victim of increased competition from the likes of Fairway, which opened nearby in Douglaston about two years ago, and Costco. In addition, a bevy of kosher supermarkets have opened in recent years in Great Neck, Long Island, and Jamaica Estates, Queens.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

No doubt it will become a Korean market.

Anonymous said...

Free kosher kimchi for all!

Anonymous said...

This place has been over expensive and overrated for years.

Anonymous said...

Crains says it will be a petco, not a korean market anon1.

Anonymous said...

What's will all the Petcos opening in NYC? It's overkill! In a few years half of them will have to be shut down.

Anonymous said...

truth is, it's been difficult for them for a number of years to do well. there are very few orthodox jews in little neck so to have a glatt kosher supermarket doesnt make a lot of sense. when they had the deli next door people used to come from all over for it. the best and last glatt kosher deli in queens.

sherman999 said...

does anybody know to where Mazur Chef relocated, or how to reach him/her? please e-mail to sherman999@aol.com.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I used to shop there all the time as I work local. Their hours were inconvenient as they never closed later than 8PM. Their products were priced a little high, but their quality was good.

Anonymous said...

I'll remember that wonderful smell of fresh baked challah and bread hitting your face when you walked in.. they had a nice full service deli.. but it was pricey. And yes.. it will no doubt become a korean or chinese market.