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C-Town’s future on Broadway is uncertain, as developer plans to build 64 apartments

C-Town Broadway

March 11, 2015 By Michael Florio

The future of the C-Town located at 29-10 Broadway is uncertain.

A developer has filed an application with the Department of Buildings calling for the construction of four additional stories on top of the ground floor retail space that is currently occupied by C-Town.

The plan would add 64 apartments that would be contained within 44,060 square feet of residential space. The ground floor retail space would be 15,940 square feet.

C-Town would have to close its doors during construction, but would reopen upon completion, according to the Queens Gazette.

However, a store manager refused to confirm this yesterday.

“Nothing is finalized,” the manager said. “It’s still being negotiated.”

Several store customers said that if the supermarket closes—even temporarily—it would make it harder for them to do their grocery shopping.

“It would be a big loss to the community,” said Jose Velazco, who does all his grocery shopping at C-Town. “They have a parking lot which is very convenient for me.”

Velazco added that he likes C-Town’s selection better than neighboring supermarkets.

However, there are some C-Town customers who don’t appear to care.

“There are plenty of other options just down the block,” said one man, who is a frequent shopper at C-Town. “I like it better here because it is close to my house, but I would just have to walk the extra block if it closed.”

Joseph Friedman of Jestam Realty is listed as the property owner on the Department of Buildings application. Ariel Aufgang of Aufgang Architects is listed as the architect.

Neither could be reached for comment.

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Paolino B.

Time to go all green with some quality food! the Green Bay organic market was already part of my choice for shopping grocery, now will become the main choice. The place is fantastic, just have to choose the right items and quantities in order to spend the same money.


As if we have enough Supermarkets in Astoria. I know a few have opened through the years like the one one Steinway, but it’s not enough. We need more supermarkets. This one closing doesn’t help since the Trade Fair a few blocks down is nasty even with their renovation.


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