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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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Anonymous

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

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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???

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Ballzak

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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