Saturday, October 13, 2018

Food Bazaar Opens New Canarsie Store

On Thursday, Brooklyn, NY-based Bogopa Service Corp. opened their 25th location in Canarsie, Brooklyn at 111-10 Flatlands Ave. The 51,000-square-foot facility was extensively renovated since the previous tenant, Pathmark, closed.

The new supermarket features an extensive produce department, an in-store butcher, a seafood department, a full deli, and a hot food bar. Other amenities include a New York Community Bank branch inside the store, as well as a beer department.

The store, located adjacent to the Spring Creek Towers housing development, opened in 1981 as a Pathmark Super Center. Pathmark was later acquired by A&P in 2007 before going bankrupt and liquidating its assets in 2015.

Bogopa Service's headquarters are in nearby East New York, Brooklyn. The company specializes in entering urban neighborhoods that other chain supermarkets do not tend to operate stores in, and focuses on providing specific ethnic foods based on the neighborhood's needs. Bogopa is a family-owned company founded in 1988 that now operates locations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

The new supermarket competes with existing Food World, City Fresh Market, and Cherry Valley Marketplace stores. The city's largest supermarket, the 93,000-square-foot ShopRite of Gateway Center, is located about a mile east of the new Food Bazaar.

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