May 14, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A grocery store and casual eatery on the same Sunnyside block have shuttered, the Sunnyside Post has learned.
Green Point Farm, a long-time mom-and-pop grocer at 42-04 Greenpoint Ave., closed a little over a week ago, according to neighboring businesses.
A May 4 letter posted over Green Point Farm’s roll-up doors by Elusha Holding Corp., the landlord, says the shop’s owners owe $13,800 for rent for the months of April and May combined. The letter gave the store owners five days to pay the funds or surrender their store.
Five storefronts down, the fate of Sunnyside Taco is less clear. Nearby businesses say the store at 42-22 Greenpoint Ave., has been closed for about a month. The listed number for the business also appears to be disconnected.
The stores are near a section of Greenpoint Avenue that has struggled to fill vacant storefronts for years, with at least four unoccupied stores the next block over.