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Gourmet food store and urgent care facility to open on 50th Avenue

50-01 2nd Street

50-01 2nd Street

April 24, 2014 By Christian Murray

A large gourmet food store and an urgent care facility will be opening on the ground floor of the newly-developed Gantry Park Landing complex, a 199-unit apartment building located at 2-14 50th Avenue.

The gourmet store, to be called Urban Market, will be leasing about 7,500 square feet and will offer fresh meat and seafood, pastries, prepared foods and other items, according to a press release issued by The Lightstone Group, the developer. The market is expected to open by the end of this year.

Meanwhile. an urgent medical care center– North Shore-LIJ– is expected to open early 2015. It will be about 4,300 square feet in size.

The building will contain three commercial tenants in total. An upscale coffee, tea and wine bar– called Beans, Grapes and Leaves– is expected to open this year, taking 1,100 square feet within the complex.

Residential apartments in the building are also now fully leased, according to the developer. The apartments went on the market in July, with rents starting at $1,875 for a studio, $2,450 for a one-bedroom and $3,250 for a two-bedroom.

“The draw for a more boutique community on the waterfront was quite evident,” said David Lichtenstein, Chairman and CEO of The Lightstone Group, in a statement. “We also designed it to include commercial space as an amenity to the building to help bring together this integrated lifestyle concept.”

 

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Mel

Definitely need an urgent care facility!
It’s about time. I had to go to woodhaven
Last summer because we didn’t have one.
And why are some folks complaining about
ambulances already, it’s not an ER, duh!
Now we need an affordable supermarket
like stop and shop and keyfoods! Not
These oh my gourmet markets! Screw
That!

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Love LIC

Food Cellar is terrible with their faux upscale products and Manhattan prices. So ridiculous. I don’t mind paying for quality and I welcome a store that actually sells quality products, something I’d see at Eataly or in Fairway, not Shop Rite.

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LICer

There is an Urban market in Williamsburg and Manhattan so for the really curious people, you can go check those places out to get an idea of what it will be.

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Anonymous

Thank goodness — no ambulances!

Now as long as the patients of the urgent care facility don’t scream in pain from their injuries and keep quiet for the neighbors, all will be well.

They’ll just have to wait until they find the nearest back yard bar to let off a little steam.

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Fuzz

Urgent Care facilities are walk-in clinics that treat non-life threatening conditions like an ear infection or a sprained ankle without having to make an appt with your GP.

It’s not like an ER, so Ambulances don’t really enter into the picture with a place like this.

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Anonymous

So noise from an ambulance providing life or death care to residents is a No.

But noise from bars and restaurants operating in backyards within a few feet of someone’s bedroom is a definite Yes.

You have to love the priorities of the coddled class in LIC.

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mike

hope the food is better than the food cellar

the prepared food in that place will make you nauseous

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Jack

Our community needs and deserves an urgent care facility. I welcome the amenities and as a resident of 50th St., I appreciate the convinience and assurance that this facility will bring to Hunters Point even if there is the occasional noise of an ambulance.

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nic

the grocery is welcome but hope the urgent care doesnt bring ambulance noise. how was the zoning approved for this? i know ambulances wont deop off here but they will pick up to deliver to ERs for more serious cases.

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LICer

It’s NOT from Food Cellar, it’s new concept from Key Foods so it will be some good price but more upscale to fit the gentrification of LIC! Can’t wait!

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LICer

Very excited for this new addition, I hope the prices will be better than the food cellar!

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In a perfect world...

Yay! Competition for and with The Food Cellar will make both stores better!

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