Council Member Gale A. Brewer, Local 338 RWDSU-UFCW, and neighbors rally for beloved neighborhood grocery store
On Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 1:00pm, Council Member Gale A. Brewer will join members ofLocal 338 Retail Wholesale Department Store Union and United Food and Commercial Workers (RWDSU-UFCW) and hundreds of neighbors to support Food City, located at 705Columbus Avenue, Manhattan, a grocery store with over 40 years of doing business on the upper West Side. Food City has not been given a lease by the owner of the building since 2004 and may be forced to close as a result.
Food City has been an important part of this neighborhood for decades, offering reasonably priced produce and groceries to West Siders. Most recently, Food City was featured in the 2012-2013 Age-Friendly Grocery Guide, produced by Council Member Brewer, for embodying the best practices of local businesses in addressing the needs of older adults.
Come out and support this neighborhood icon on Sunday, April 14 at 1:00pm.
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