A brand-new supermarket has opened up in the heart of Gravesend.
The Foodtown at 1949 Stillwell Ave. held its official ribbon-cutting on June 22. Present for the opening were the store owners and manager, local dignitaries including Assemblymember Bill Colton and State Sen. Marty Golden, and a rush of residents eager to get their groceries as the doors opened that morning.
Once the home of Scaturro Supermarket beginning in the ‘90s, the 20,000-square-foot lot became the site of Staples in 2007. To the delight of residents, given the current dearth of supermarkets in many portions of southwest Brooklyn, it has now returned to its grocery store roots.
“Unique,” said first-time Manager Geovanny Lopez describing the new store and its services, “It’s a nice store with a lot to offer.”
Lopez said the store has been so busy since it opened that they were even too busy to have any kind of ribbon-cutting ceremony until now.
The market’s fresh food departments include services such as catering, and the store offers online service, pickup and home delivery, and a full deli.