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Ozone Park PathMark will become a Stop & Shop supermarket next week

| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Project Woodhaven

Now officially sold from its bankrupt parent company, the Ozone Park PathMark supermarket will be closed and reopened next week as Queens’ newest Stop & Shop store.

On Thursday, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company sealed the deal it brokered in July with the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) to purchase 25 PathMark, Waldbaum’s and A&P supermarkets across the tri-state area.  The deal came after A&P filed for federal bankruptcy protection, claiming that it suffered $300 million in losses in the last year.

Located at 92-10 Atlantic Ave., the Ozone Park PathMark is the first of six Pathmark and Waldbaum’s locations included in the deal that will be converted into Stop & Shop supermarkets. The market will close for a one-week period for renovations and is expected to reopen on Friday, Oct. 16.

Stop & Shop will complete the conversion process in groups of five newly-acquired supermarkets. All 25 locations are expected to be completely converted by Nov. 13.

Once renovations are complete, the new Stop & Shop locations will have a modern decor, updated refrigeration systems, improved lighting, technological upgrades and other amenities. The markets will also feature brands affiliated with Stop & Shop, such as the Nature’s Promise product line, as well as locally-grown produce and various organic products.

Pharmacies and/or banks located in the former PathMarks and Waldbaum’s will remain open during the conversion process.

“We are very excited to begin the store conversion process, and we will strive to minimize the inconvenience to customers,” Stop & Shop New York Metro Division President Don Sussman said. “Stop & Shop is committed to improving the overall shopping experience in these 25 stores to meet the quality, selection and savings that customers have come to expect from us.”

The other five new Stop & Shops are two other PathMark locations on Farrington Street in Flushing and Springfield Boulevard in Springfield Gardens; and three Waldbaum’s on 26th Avenue in Bayside, Beach Channel Drive in Belle Harbor and Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach.

Upon filing for bankruptcy in July, A&P put 120 of its 296 supermarkets nationwide up for sale. Other supermarket chains such as Key Food and Acme reportedly made bids to purchase various Pathmark and Waldbaum’s locations. Twenty-five other stores were completely closed.


SUV crashes into South Ozone Park store

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of @NYScanner

An SUV slammed into a South Ozone Park discount store Sunday afternoon, injuring two people, reports said.

The vehicle crashed into the front glass wall of the Deals store about 4:30 p.m. at 109th Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park, according to WABC and the FDNY.

Two people were hurt and taken to Jamaica Hospital, fire officials said. Their injuries were reportedly minor.

According to CBS New York, the driver, who witnesses said appeared to be a woman in her 40s or 50s, may have confused the accelerator for the brakes. The driver has not been charged.


Police seek man who grabbed 8 year old girl in Flushing

| tcimino@queenscourier.com

Police are currently looking for this man, after he groped an 8 year old child in a Flushing store

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for grabbing an 8 year old girl at a Flushing clothing store.

On Wednesday, October 26, at approximately 5:45 p.m. the young girl was shopping with her mother at the Marshall’s at 40-24 College Point Boulevard when the victim stepped away to look at a book display. At this time the suspect repeatedly passed the girl and grabbed her buttocks, according to police.

The suspect is described as a White or Hispanic male, approximately 5-feet-7-inches tall, with a slim build and black hair. He was wearing a black jacket with a hood, blue jeans and metal-framed glasses.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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