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Snapshot: D'Agostino - West Village, Manhattan, NY

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Snapshot: Gristedes - Murray Hill, Manhattan, NY

Just blocks from the United Nations headquarters is this Gristedes. Owned by the Red Apple Group, Gristedes has recently become a member of Allegiance Retail Services. It's located at 748 2nd Avenue.
Photographed February 2018

TOUR: The Food Emporium - Times Square South, Manhattan, NY

Like the Fairway we saw last week, these pictures come from the summer of 2016 and are not particularly the highest quality, so apologies in advance for that. (Yesterday's post came out a little better.)
Unlike yesterday's, though, this one has been very nicely renovated to the A&P Fresh 1.0 package. This one is all on one floor, though it's in the basement of an apartment building. This particular location seems to get less traffic than the other, and fewer tourists (more residents). I liked this one a lot better, although it's smaller and less deluxe! It also shares ownership with the other one.
A&P leftover signage!
Meat, seafood, deli, bakery, and dairy line the exterior walls.
Pretty substantial service departments for a very small store, even a full in-store bakery! The seafood counter is small but present.
Dairy and frozen are at the far end of the store from produce.
A&P decor remains in all its glory!
These are slightly different from the A&P …

TOUR: The Food Emporium - Times Square North, Manhattan, NY

Like the Fairway we saw last week, today's post and tomorrow's post come from the summer of 2016 when I had a far inferior phone camera. It's actually a two-story setup, with a food court, bakery, and deli on the first floor and produce, meat, grocery, and dairy/frozen in the basement.
Because of this store's proximity to Times Square, there are huge quantities of tourists coming through this store. That's why the main floor is so upscale and features so many grab-and-go foods.
Gorgeous deli counter. This store was owned by A&P, although it transferred ownership to Seven Seas Supermarkets with Key Food in the bankruptcy. Some A&P branding remains...
Hartford Reserve was A&P's deli storebrand. However, there's also an attempt at distancing itself from the old owners...
Beautiful bakery counter, too. Heading down to the lower floor, we see much older decor, and a much dingier setting.
And full A&P decor remains.
There's quite a few awkwar…

Snapshot: D'Agostino - Lenox Hill, Manhattan, NY

That quintessential New York store - D'Agostino! Owned by the Red Apple Group, which also owns Gristedes, D'Ag is an Allegiance member. The black, red, and green color scheme is immediately recognizable across the city. This store is located at 1074 Lexington Ave at 76th St.

Photographed August 2016