Happy Foodtown Anniversary: one year ago, this week, they upgraded Main Street

It’s a Happy Foodtown Anniversary for Roosevelt Island, the first. Just one year ago, the retailer fixed a vexing problem on Main Street. We needed a high quality, full service supermarket, and now, we have one.

By David Stone

Roosevelt Island News

Store manager Freddy Guzman cuts the ribbon for the grand opening. Guzman’s still around for the first happy Foodtown anniversary.

The timing could not have been worse. Only a month after ribbon-cutting, the coronavirus pandemic overwhelmed public health services, plunging the world into unknown territory.

Going back decades, local residents complained about prices as well as product quality and service. Changes came, but they never were enough.

Finally, it took smart, experienced management from Foodtown to turn the corner.

Grand Opening, and now, after one year, a Happy Foodtown Anniversary.
On the first day after the conversion, Foodtown welcomed shoppers to its grand opening.

Foodtown a fresh weekly circular for Roosevelt Island.

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