A&P Fresh. Unfortunately, other than a new exterior sign, no work inside or out was done to the severely outdated 14,000 square foot store. In the 2015-16 final bankruptcy, the store was sold to owner Kevin Luna, who developed plans to complete a total renovation of the supermarket while keeping it open. However, Braun Management, which owns the Skyview Shopping Center, has repeatedly indicated they do not intend to renew Luna's lease at the next opportunity.
remains in businesses but has changed ownership (however, it's still a Key Food). Luna did not want to begin renovations since he didn't know that he will be able to keep the store open for many years to come. So the Key Food, which is located at 5661 Riverdale Ave in the far northwestern corner of Riverdale, still looks like it did at the time of The Food Emporium's last renovation. The new owners are soon to begin a full renovation, and have finally replaced the staff and management team, who were still left over from the A&P days. (You can't run a Key Food with A&P people, you need a new team. Or else you're just running the same old A&P.)
here and here). I'd love to get to their newest store at 4211 Broadway in Manhattan sometime, too (see here and here). Also, if you ever visit this store, stop by Gruenebaum's Deli & Bakery next door in the mall. Fantastic food!
Key Food Supermarkets5661 Riverdale Ave, Riverdale, Bronx, NY
Photographed March 2019