Bayside’s Bell Boulevard will be getting a fast and fresh alternative to the avenue’s many food and dining options with the arrival of Big Green Apple Market, an organic produce store with hot and cold meals.
The market will be located adjacent to the Port Washington-bound entrance of the LIRR on Bell Boulevard between 41st and 42nd avenues. It is slated to open for business sometime in late August and will be open 24 hours.
Store manager Harry Celik, a Kew Gardens resident who originally hails from Turkey, is familiar with Bayside because he had been looking to open a store in the neighborhood for several years. He believes the upscale clientele of Bell Boulevard will be a great fit for the new market, which will prominently feature organic products, including fresh produce and dairy items.
The market is also planned to have a selection of hot and cold prepared foods, bubble tea and sushi in addition to household grocery staples.
Celik said that customers will choose Big Green Apple Market because of the affordable prices for high-quality products.
“There’s no store like ours around the neighborhood,” Celik said. “There are a few stores that are way overpriced, [especially] supermarkets with crazy prices, and we’re going to have everything with a reasonable price that everybody can afford.”