As we have previously posted, Mrs. Green's Natural Market is closing its Hartsdale location. However, the good news for area residents is that the Central Park Avenue store will reopen in only a few days while a new supermarket opens under the "Best Market" name. Best Market is a supermarket operator based in Long Island, opening their first store in the Lower Hudson Valley at this location. The new store is not a natural foods type of store but will offer a full line of produce, meat and deli departments.
ABG staffers took a quick look into Mrs Green's late Wednesday afternoon. They were in the process of a 50%-off liquidation sale. We spoke with one of the store employees whose family had been in the supermarket business for years. He felt the store was too big for what they offered, too limited in what they offered, too expensive for the area and unable to generate the sales volume they needed to succeed.
Green's has locations in Rye, Eastchester and Tarrytown and is expecting to lease space in Rivertowns Square, the
new development under construction in Dobbs Ferry by the Saw Mill River parkway.
Best Market touts freshness and value of its
perishable foods, with prices described as "middle of the road". They will take over the Mrs Green's store on Thursday when they will undergo merchandising,
branding, stocking and general preparation changes. They will be opening by this coming
Tuesday. Our source at Mrs Green's told us that Best Markets has offered jobs to many of the Mrs Green's staff.
While not pertaining directly to Greenburgh, but the shift in our area due to the A&P's bankruptcy, a DeCicco Family Market is set to open in place of the shuttered A&P at 132 Bedford Road in Katonah. That store will open in about a year from now.
After a blight of supermarkets having left the area, it's reassuring to see new ones joining our communities. We're hopeful for the success of these stores and wish them well. It's what will help make A Better Greenburgh.