By Dispatch Editors on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 1:46 pm
“Store Closing” signs went up on the Grand Street Key Foods marking the beginning of the end for the supermarket.
Back in 2015, a 107-unit mixed-use development was announced for the lot on 575 Grand Street.The owner promised to keep the store operating during construction, suggesting the new development would have been built alongside the existing building.
The grocery store was served by a large surface parking lot, an anomaly in this area of Brooklyn where the . The new development is set to have as many as 72 parking spaces.
The Key Foods is owned by Tapps Supermarkets, a company with alleged mob connections. In 2018, Tapps sought tax breaks to build new housing.
The Key Foods had served the neighborhood for six decades and has a large selection of Italian foods and wide selection of beer.