Sunday, November 13, 2016

Appletree Market - Morningside Heights, NYC

A matter of blocks from Columbia University in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan is the small Appletree Market. It is very convenient for college students (as is the Morton Williams directly across Broadway from Columbia), and as a result, the prices are ridiculous. But it's a very nice and very compact store.
Mostly I took these pictures because of the Krasdale truck, but they show you a little of the store. Appletree does not fit my criteria for a "supermarket", which are:
  • Must sell fresh produce
  • Must sell fresh meat
  • Must sell frozen foods
  • Must have "supermarket-style" checkouts with multiple lanes
 Appletree sells fresh produce, fresh meats, and frozen foods, but the checkout counter more closely resembles that at a small drugstore than a supermarket.

Ironically, about 7 blocks north into Harlem, there is a C-Town supermarket - also Krasdale-supplied, of course, but you already knew that from my Krasdale spreadsheet! - which is also a very nice store and is much cheaper. It's only a matter of time before that closes or raises its prices because of the spreading gentrification from Columbia University.

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