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Chinatown C-Mart Now Closed

FinnFPM Apr 18, 2013 12:32 PM

I'm surprised not to see any mention of this on here, but I don't -- it looks like the C-Mart in Chinatown has officially closed for good. Total bummer. I went by to pick up some fermented bean spread today and puzzled over the hand-written Chinese language signs for a while, and then came back to find this.


The South End store remains open, but that's much less convenient for me, and anyone who visits Chinatown on the regular.

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    huuvola Apr 18, 2013 01:41 PM

    This isn't mentioned in the Globe article, but there's still a C-Mart over at 109 Lincoln Street (on the outskirts of Chinatown proper, about 6-7 blocks from the Washington Street location). I've found the store size and selection to be pretty comparable.

    According to Google Maps, it's about a 7-minute walk to the Lincoln Street location (from the old location).

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    1. re: huuvola
      PinchOfSalt Apr 18, 2013 03:34 PM

      I was wondering about that. Good to know it is still open. Actually, the Lincoln Street location strikes me as being a bit larger than the one they closed.

      1. re: PinchOfSalt
        kobuta Apr 18, 2013 05:29 PM

        It is - the location that closed (under Empire Garden) was a tiny market that was converted into a C-Market. Was the dingiest of the bunch, and I don't find it a big loss, considering there are much better outposts within a reasonable walk.

        1. re: kobuta
          PinchOfSalt Apr 19, 2013 09:15 AM

          Yeah. I remember an earlier Thai/Vietnamese market in the same location, but larger. It seemed to me that they subdivided that space, with the now-closed C-Mart occupying the largest portion but definitely not all.

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