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Pathmark Closing, Strauss Auto Shuts Down

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June 6, 2012 Staff Report

The Pathmark Supercenter, located at 42-02 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City, will close on August 27th, according to Marcy Connor, a company spokeswoman.

There has been speculation about the fate of the store since December 2010 when the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, filed for bankruptcy. A&P owns the store.

The August closing date is four months before the store’s lease expires.

“We notified our union partners on May 23rd, and we began notifying associates on May 29th,”

Connor wrote in a statement. “While this is a very difficult circumstance for our associates, customers, partners and the local communities, we remain focused on providing great value and service to our customers.”

A&P owns 14 other Pathmark and Waldbaum’s supermarkets in Queens.

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Strauss Auto Closes

In addition, Strauss Auto, located on 48th street and Greenpoint Ave., has closed.

Strauss filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this week and is looking for a buyer.

Strauss, which at one time operated more than 110 stores in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, was operating 46 stores up until this week, when it closed all locations and laid off 580 employees, according to court filings.


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Sunnyside Inn

Oh. I just realize. You could put a Trader Joes where Strauss is located since it is closed. It has the space as well as a parking lot right next to it. Sorry to those who feel a DIY garage should be suitable. Lower prices on food gets more applauds than a garage.

Sunnyside Inn

The Pathmark location is not suitable for a Traders Joe. Reason being is simple. That area of Northern Blvd is predominately car dealerships. The better location would be somewhere along Queens Blvd. The 7 train and Q32 & Q60 would serve those in the our Sunnyside.


James, the Mobile station across from Strauss is a great repair shop. I’ve been very happy since I’ve been going there in the last ten years and the same mechanics have been on the premise.


I get that people want bookstores, but they are no longer profitable. They have gone the way of cd/record stores. I would love for our culture to go back to buying actual CD’s and books, but it isn’t happening. Anyone who opened up a bookstore these days would find themselves in some serious financial troubles.


Crazy idea…..I’d like to see a group buy the strauss and have open garages for people to work on their own cars (change Oil, etc.). Hey, People are sharing office space and incubators around the city. What about the first Garage Share….Membership (annual dues). Any entrepreneurs or investors interested? See the potential in the first garage co-op. People could also learn how to work on cars, etc. Any thoughts?

Mike Novak

There is Spirit Auto Repair on Queens Blvd and 54th Street. I have my Honda Civic for 15 years because Eddie (the owner) runs a good shop.

Ted Geier

re: What other repair shops are honest and good at repairing cars? — we’ve been taking our cars to TMT across from Pathmark for 15 years and have always found them hitting both of your criteria — they are family owned 2nd generation of cousins — ask for Tommy, Andrew, or Andre.


this is horrible, both of these places have been around since i’ve been a kid. i wonder what they’ll be turned into.


james, i used to go to strauss but found it very expensive and started going to the repair shop in the mobil station across the blvd. owner is usually on-site to discuss the repairs directly with you, which is a plus.


I used to go to Strauss. What other repair shops are honest and good at repairing cars?


WOW, Strauss has been on that corner forever ….
…Sorry to see it go …………. … More people out of work ..


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