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TOUR: Ideal Food Basket - Yonkers West, NY

Like much of the Bronx, Broadway in Yonkers south of downtown is a mix of residential, commercial, and light industrial in very close proximity, dissolving into just residential and some commercial as it moves south to the Bronx. This strip of Broadway is clearly a rather lower-income section of town.
This 6200 square foot store was previously an NSA and before that, a Fine Fare. It was opened in 1999 by Luis Vargas. You enter and turn right to continue along the front wall where produce is, with produce prep in the front corner (behind the wall we can see with the windows and case straight ahead) -- I found it slightly unusual that that is open to the rest of the store. Meats line the back wall, with dairy and frozen in the last aisle and deli/bakery in the front corner.
While this store is a fairly straightforward neighborhood supermarket, I found it to be very clean, bright, and well-stocked. My touring associate on this day is from a northern Westchester suburb, had never been to a store like this and was quite impressed.
While the store is very small, the aisles aren't cramped in the slightest. And the store, while not crowded, was busy at the time of my visit.
There are many styles of flooring throughout this store, but they're not particularly distracting.
This ceramic-style tile lines the back aisle of the store and the last aisle.
Nonfoods in the fifth aisle. There are seven in total.
Dairy and frozen in the last aisle, with the deli/bakery in the front corner at the end of this aisle.
This area was renovated more recently than the rest of the store, and the decor here matches the aisle markers. That was all installed at the switch to Ideal Food Basket, ca. 2013.
And here on the front end we can see several signs that are custom for Ideal. Now before we move on, you can check out the Cherry Valley Marketplace just south on Broadway. That's about all for the southern part of Yonkers. Up next we'll be heading north to the downtown/Getty Square area of the city to see a few more stores, starting with one over on The Independent Edition. Stay tuned!

Ideal Food Basket

320 S Broadway, Yonkers, NY
Photographed March 2020