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Feb 5, 2010 02:03 PM


Fairway vying for space on East 86th Street...let's hope they win!

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    1. re: pbjluver

      I sure hope they get the spot, it would be a guaranteed home run for them in a desert of food choices for UES'ers!

    2. I live down the block and have been saying that I'd love a Trader Joe's in that spot ever since B&N closed that location, but having a Fairway right there would be pretty great too.

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      1. re: whitneybee

        Either one would be fine with me and save me from making grocery shopping an expedition! Fairway has a bit of an edge with me because of the great produce.

      2. I'd love Fariway to move into the neighborhood. (Of course I'd also love Whole Foods too). That area on 86th St. has been so desolate since Barnes & Noble moved out and Circuit City closed. (BTW, does anyone know what's being developed on the corner of 86th and Second Ave.?)

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        1. re: ellenost

          I saw signs today for a Chase...moving from the north side of the street to the south side :(

          1. re: City Kid

            Thanks for the info. I was hoping it might have been for something good.

            1. re: City Kid

              Why do stores keep moving from one corner to another up here? In the last few years, Gristedes, Piazza, B&N (twice), Petland, and Chase have done this. Not to mention the CVS that gobbled up an adjacent bakery, which provided a marginal benefit to me of exactly 0. It's like a big stupid chain-store game of musical chairs.

              Every time a space opens up, it's a big tease.

          2. I'm wondering if writing letters to the landlord in support of Fairway might help...

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            1. re: gutsofsteel

              Hope this happens It's virtually beneath my window!


            2. Wow, I can't believe I just heard of this now. I'd love a Trader Joe's, but I'll take a Fairway over Whole Foods! :) I really hope they get the space and are open soon. Certainly beats going to Gristedes/Food Emporium.