Fairway Will Reopen On March 1

With a tweet that included the following hashtags—#NoSleepTillBrooklyn #BrooklynStronger #RedHook #Fairway—Fairway announced that it would be reopening its Sandy-devastated Red Hook branch on March 1. In the face of the sad report that other storm-affected spots like Governor in DUMBO will not be able to reopen, this is definitely good news.

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Beyond being good news for those of us who miss having the Fairway experience in Brooklyn, it is also going to be a boon to Red Hook as a whole. Fairway brought in tons of people from all over the borough who added to the commercial traffic for the entire neighborhood. It also provided a comprehensive grocery option in a neighborhood that lacks some basic amenities. When I spoke with Fairway representatives last December, they promised that a grand reopening party would be in store for the spring. So, you know, mark your calendars if parties at grocery stores really excite you. And why wouldn’t they? You’re not a monster, are you?

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