Food opened its doors earlier this month at the former Associated store at 663 E. Park Ave.
in the East End. The Brooklyn-based Almonte’s Food Dynasty owns both the Key
Food and Associated stores.
are still the same owners and people running the store, me, Anabella and Jose,”
said the Long Beach store’s co-owner Omar Rodriguez.
supermarket held a soft opening Feb. 8 and a grand opening a week later. It has
kept the same deli, produce and meat departments, but as a Key Food supermarket
the store will provide better variety and pricing, Rodriguez said.
Food offers a much more aggressive sales program than what Associated could
offer,” he said about the reason for the switch.
the building sustained damages during Hurricane Sandy, mainly the roof that has
since been replaced, a switch from Associated to Key Food was in the works
prior to the storm, Rodriguez noted.
Key Food is expected to open at the former C-Town supermarket in the West End, at
1060 W. Beech St., but that store would have a different owner.
year, Long Beach native Ben Levine opened a Key Food Fresh in Rockville Centre,
an organic-oriented supermarket at the former Waldbaum’s on Ocean Avenue.