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New supermarket opening one block away from Queensboro Plaza this week

Olives Organic Market exterior/photo by Olives Organic Market.

Aug. 8, 2017 by Nathaly Pesantez

A new supermarket will be opening this week in Long Island City, just one block away from Queensboro Plaza.

Olives Organic Market, located at 42-37 27th Street, will open this Thursday, according to Rafik Almamlouh, the owner of the supermarket.

The 2,879 square-foot supermarket, as its name suggests, will hold a variety of organic and conventionally grown products, and will also feature a juice bar, a salad bar, and 13 seats for patrons to sit and eat.

The supermarket also offers free Wi-Fi, and has a bakery and a large deli section.

Almamlouh, 43, is expecting a 10:00 a.m. opening for the supermarket on Thursday, but will operate 24 hours a day, seven days-a-week, beginning next week.

Almamlouh is also the owner of several supermarkets across New York City.

The corner supermarket is part of Ivy 28, an eight-story condominium complex built in 2014 by Queens Plaza 27 LLC.

Update 08/09/2017: The supermarket has opened one day earlier than anticipated.

Interior of Olive Organic Market prior to opening. Photo by Rafik Almamlouh.

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I know it! Absolutely ridiculous ! Who wants to live in top of the bridge/tunnel and rail yards anyway???

Cathy Kelleher

The area that is desperately seeking gentrification with the building of all of the towers has absolutely no options for essentials of daily living. I work at Gotham Center. Suck poor choices for lunch, no shopping available, not even a Duane Reade/CVS or Rite Aid. Welcome to this establishment! #whererthestores???


These developers are too stupid and greedy to think of the neighborhood first
That’s why you’ll be smashed up against 25,000 people in the next 5 years who weren’t previously here. Unable to get on the train at any station. You think it’s bad now.


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