Oct. 3, 2022 By Christian Murray
Stop & Shop supermarket will be shutting down its 48th Street location in Long Island City later this month, the company has confirmed.
A spokesperson for Stop & Shop said the store will close on Oct. 20 after it made a decision at the beginning of the year not to renew its lease at its 34-51 48th St. location.
“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 will operate the Long Island Stop & Shop store until Oct. 20, and we look forward to serving the community until then,” Shuman said.
The announcement comes about 18 months after BJ’s Wholesale Club opened its Long Island City store across the street at 34-60 48th St.
Sad to see Stop and Shop gone. Was my go to store besides Trader Joes. Now I have to go a little further away. Does anyone know what they are going to put there?
One of the employees told me that the landlord doubled their rent, which contributed to the decision. I am sure that the number of people swarming to BJ’s across the street also helped. It will be a nuisance, particularly to those without a car. However, the employees here are nasty, unhelpful, and argue about every little thing as if they are paying out of their own pocket, so it is hard to feel sorry for them.
Dont worry, you can buy at Food Cellar and pay dearly for your dulce de leche and fresh pescado
This sucks. The closest one to us is in Maspeth which is a 20 minute drive from Woodside where we l
Wevcan’ t afford to lose grocery stores. We lost Westetn Beef , pathmark for fo I d bazar snd now the only Stop And Shop locally that I know of. Very BAD !
food bazaar is a complete ripoff. they charge 3 times the price of every supermarket in the area.