April 14, 2010 By Christian Murray
The Sunnyside business center around 46th and Greenpoint Avenue is undergoing a revamp.
The area, which has arguably looked a little run down, is in the midst of looking a whole lot better.
Rite Aid, which as a corporation is struggling to stay afloat, has started to merge its two stores on Greenpoint Ave.
It officially closed its corner store yesterday (the Rite Aid next door will remain open), which will reopen as part of the combined store.
Meanwhile, Key Food is living up to its long-held promise to renovate its supermarket. It has demolished the empty building at the back of the store, which will be incorporated into the existing space. The revamp is expected to be completed by October.
This move follows Associated’s upgrade on 44th and Greenpoint Ave. It has expanded its existing space to include the corner lot and has erected vibrant blue awnings.
At the same time, Bank of America has completed its branch store, which was initially planned to open at the end of March. The timing of its official opening is not known at this time.
It’s about time but what we need is a better selection and higher quality of stores. Not more bodegas, 99 cent and up stores and nail salons,
I agree Krissi what we need is not only more stores but more variety , fewer $1.00 and up stores, fewer thrift shops, nail salons and , drug stores. A good housewares store and book store come to mind as things we could use
I’m loving the renovations. I just hope it brings more business to the area! There’s still a few store fronts that recently closed that I would like to see re-open. I’d love to see a little more shopping in the neighborhood.
As nice as Associated’s renovations look, the area on 44th where the can deposit machines are is turning into a huge mess. I’m fine w. people doing this, I just hope that the store is able to stay on top of the trash and broken bottles that inevitably end up along the sidewalk every day.
With that said, the store looks great and I have to assume that is what finally spurred Key to upgrade their space.