May 25, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
A group of Astoria lawmakers are trying to prevent a local supermarket from shutting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The legislators aim to stop the real estate company that owns 22-15 31st St. from kicking out Key Food when its lease comes to an end in October. The elected officials fear that dozens of jobs will be lost and it will be tougher for many residents to get food.
The officials penned a joint letter on May 20 that was sent to the real estate owners Jenel Real Estate and A&H Acquisitions calling on them to extend the supermarket’s lease for at least another year.