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Stop & Shop to Close Its 48th Street Location in LIC Later This Year

Stop & Shop on 48th Street, pictured, will be closing later this year (Photo: Queens Post)

Feb. 2, 2022 By Christian Murray

Stop & Shop supermarket will be closing its 48th Street location in Long Island City later this year, the company has confirmed.

A representative for Stop & Shop said the company decided not to renew its lease at its 34-51 48th Street store and will close in coming months—although a closing date has yet to be established.

“After a detailed review of the operating performance of our stores, we have made the difficult decision to not renew our lease at our store…,” said Stefanie Shuman, external communications manager for Stop & Shop.

The company will offer its employees positions at other area Stop & Shop locations once the store closes.

“We intend to operate the Long Island City Stop & Shop store until later in the year, and we will continue to serve the community during this time,” Shuman said. “It is early in the process and a specific closing date has not been determined.”

The announcement comes 12 months after BJ’s Wholesale Club opened its Long Island City store across the street at 34-60 48th St.

 

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Marion L Brown

I am just devastated and most disappointed at the announcement of Stop & Shop’s closing. Underperforming? Who’s kidding who? This is the only decent supermarket in a 5+ mile area. There is no other supermarket of this ilk nearby for Seniors or families within walking distance. The food products used to be superior, although no longer. There was also plenty and a variety of stock. But no longer. We are now getting the dredging. This is unlike the Stop & Shop we once knew and was so committed to the Community. I am outraged and very disappointed. AND PLEASE don’t blame it on the arrival of BJ’s, which is a completely different “animal”. Did they notice we are just coming out of a pandemic. Give me a real break!!!

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Ms. Rosemary Berg

Don’t close your store .l love shop& stop supermarket. I go there all the time. Your store is a better store than BJ’s is. This store been here for so long and it’s close to my home in Woodside. Everywhere things are going up and you are a big corporation. Please reconsider your decision in closing your store please. Thank you,

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Shorty

good supermarket, i love their store brand items, almond milk for less than $4 vs the other stores which sell it for over$6, not going to miss their fish section, old orange salmon on top of old orange salmon.

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yourNeighbor

Likely that the BJ’s that opened directly across the street is taking away from some of their core business.

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