Gristedes

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Gristedes
Type Subsidiary of the Red Apple Group
Industry Retail
Founded 1888
42nd Street & Second Ave.
Manhattan
Headquarters New York City
Area served Manhattan
Brooklyn
Westchester County, New York
Key people Diedrich & Charles Gristede (founders)
John Catsimatidis, CEO
Products Supermarket
Parent Red Apple Group
Website gristedes.com

Gristedes is a New York City-based chain of small supermarkets. It serves a mostly urban customer base.

History[edit]

The first Gristedes [grih-STEE-deez] was founded by brothers Diedrich (Dick) and Charles Gristede in 1891, after having emigrated in 1888.[1]

The company was sold to the Southland Corporation (best known for 7-Eleven) in 1969. In 1986, Gristedes was acquired by John Catsimatidis' Red Apple Group from Southland. At one time the company had stores throughout New York City, as well as in Westchester County and Connecticut.

Stores[edit]

A typical Gristedes location in Manhattan.

Most Gristedes are in the borough of Manhattan, including Roosevelt Island. There are two elsewhere: Brooklyn, and Scarsdale, New York.

At one time, there was a Gristedes in the hamlet of Somers, New York; it was the farthest-north store in the chain. There was also a store in Tenafly New Jersey that closed in the 1980s. It was replaced by a CVS Pharmacy. On Long Island, a Gristedes in Southampton closed in the late 1980s. Port Jefferson had one until the mid-1980s; Locust Valley had one until the new owner in its shopping plaza closed it in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gristede's Foods Inc. History". Funding Universe. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 

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