Health-food grocer Union Market is coming to Crown Heights, bringing locally sourced and organic options to a brand-new, 10,600-square-foot space.
The shop will be located on the ground floor of developer Adam America Real Estate’s in-the-works residential building at 1525 Bedford Avenue, close to Eastern Parkway and Prospect Park.
Formerly a gas station and car wash, the plot sold for $32.5 million in 2015 and is now slated to become an eight-story apartment building with 133 units, 35 of which will be affordable housing, as Brownstoner has reported.
The remaining retail space will likely be filled by a bank and either an urgent care center or restaurant, according to the Commercial Observer. The building is slated to be completed by 2018.
While Crown Heights already has a number of established supermarkets and smaller grocers, Union Market is unusual among them as a chain noted for its well-stocked organic fare and fresh produce.
The market has been expanding in Brooklyn as late. The new location will be its fourth in Brooklyn, in addition to the Park Slope stores at 754-756 Union Street and 402-404 7th Avenue, and the Cobble Hill location at 288 Court Street. Union Market also has a Prospect Heights outpost in the works at 342 Flatbush Avenue.
Adam America is among the most active developers in Brooklyn now. Its many large and prominent projects include 51 Jay Street in Dumbo, two large apartment buildings on 4th Avenue, the site of the former White Castle on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, and a 21-story tower at 319 Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn.
Founded by Dvir Cohen Hoshen and Omri Sachs, Adam America builds, owns and operates commercial property.
Architect Issac & Stern also has many projects in Brooklyn, including the former site of the Fox Savoy Theater across the street from here. It is known for large, traditional-style apartment buildings in brick and stone.
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