At the time of my visit, this store was celebrating its grand reopening as an Associated Fresh Market. My visit was right after the store had changed ownership, with previous owner Bruno Corona, who had owned the store since 2009, selling the store to Khalid Innab who also owns the Lincoln Market around the corner. Corona still owns a Pioneer Supermarket a few blocks south, which we'll see up next! Going back to the mid-1980s, this location was a Consumers Food, a chain I know nothing about.
Heading in, we see a bright and clean, if somewhat outdated, supermarket. The 11,000 square foot store begins with a deli immediately inside the entrance and produce next to that, continuing down the first grocery aisle. Meats line the back wall, with dairy and frozen in the last aisle.
Very hard to place how old this decor is, or even whether it was all installed at once. It's been maintained very well though.
At the back of the first aisle, we encounter a random sign for Organic Foods. I'm assuming there were once organic foods here, but they are long gone. The store now integrates organic and specialty options with the standard grocery items.
With an odd division towards the back of the aisles, there's a very short section in the back which may have been an expansion into a former backroom at some point.
You can see here, looking towards the front of the store, that the aisles are split with a very short section at the back.
It's also where the flooring filters back from crazy yellow-dark gray-light gray-white to just plain ol' dark gray-white checkerboard.
Hard to tell whether this floor ever used to be a different pattern and was just patched, but it's sure not much of anything now. That said, it's extremely clean.
The meat cases look pretty new, but the grocery shelving is much older.
Looking across the store from the last aisle towards the first from the middle dividing aisle...
The freezer cases look very new, while the dairy cases look to be fixed up older cases.
Even though it's a little rough around the edges, this is a good-looking store.
That's about all for this Associated! Come back tomorrow for a look at the Pioneer around the corner.
650 Flatbush Ave, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
Photographed May 2019