i was telling your saga to a colleague who was visiting New York from Ohio. she was intrigued with big-city life, especially with regards to apartment size, and couldn't get over that popcorn storage could be an actual concern. glad you found a source!
The Food Emporium near me went out of business, Gristedes and D'AG are far enough away from me that I would prefer to find something closer (I'm in the 70's). I can't really stock up (no space) so I need a place I can go frequently..