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Bohack supermarket

Bohack's was a chain of grocery stores located in the New York City area that opened in 1887 and closed in 1977 that was headquartered in Maspeth, Queens. The founder, Henry C. Bohack, opened the first store on Fulton Street in Brooklyn. Throughout the 1960s, Bohack's purchased Daitch Shopwell, Packers, and a few other supermarket businesses. Stores throughout the company's existence were located in New York City, in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island; on Long Island, in Nassau and Suffolk counties, in Westchester County, New York, and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Bohack's had gas stations in the 1920s and 30′s.[1][2][3][4][5]

In popular culture[edit]

  • The Odd Couple (1968), directed by Gene Saks, includes a scene in which Felix Unger (Jack Lemmon) enters a Bohack supermarket and demonstrates his expertise at evaluating melon ripeness.[6]


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  5. ^ "A Bohack's Injection". The Write Angle. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
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