Corner Grocers Team Opening New Bodega at Former JEA on Stanton
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JEA grocery at 97 Stanton called it quits earlier this fall after more than fifteen years on the block. Many considered it one of the last “real” bodegas in this corner of the Lower East Side. Ownership apparently decided against reopening elsewhere in the neighborhood because rents are simply out of control.
Since its closure, though, interior remodeling has been ongoing. Turns out the new commercial tenant is of similar ilk. Yup, another bodega.
One of the hired hands onsite informed us that the Corner Grocers empire is opening another “gourmet” spot here. With this new location, they now have a presence on three consecutive blocks (i.e. Delancey, Rivington, Stanton). Taking over.