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TOUR: Food Bazaar - East New York, Brooklyn, NY

We've seen this store before! Kind of. I've returned for a full store tour, and it was worth it! This 50,000 square foot former Pathmark opened in late 2018 after extensive renovations. Of the stores purchased by Bogopa Food Bazaar in the 2015-16 A&P bankruptcy auction, this location received the most extensive renovation.
You enter to a huge produce department in the front right corner, with seafood behind it. Meat and deli run along the back wall, with Food Bazaar's signature Wall of Values in between. Packaged meats are in the first grocery aisle, which is double-wide, with dairy and frozen at the far end of the store and beer in the front corner.
Returning readers of The Market Report will be quite familiar with Food Bazaar, and will know it's one of my favorite chains to shop at. This lower ceiling area would've been Pathmark's pharmacy.
This store features a brand-new, custom decor package that we haven't seen in any other location before. It'…

TOUR: ShopRite - East New York, Brooklyn, NY

Welcome to Brooklyn, and also to the largest supermarket in New York City! This 93,000 square foot behemoth is also the second largest ShopRite, behind only Kinsley's ShopRite of Brodheadsville, PA, which has been photographed and will be coming to the blog someday. It's owned by New Jersey-based Glass Gardens, which also owns ShopRite stores in New Jersey and New York state, along with a much smaller location in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.
This location, quite simply, is enormous. You enter to a produce department that's probably bigger than many supermarkets in Brooklyn, with deli and prepared foods running along the right side wall of the store. There's also a Dunkin' Donuts and a cafe area in the front corner.
This decor has certain similarities to the A&P Fresh 2.0 decor, although there are notable differences, such as the fact that the wall and not the decor elements are curved. The color scheme, pictures, and lighting are quite similar, though.
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