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Grace's Marketplace Moving to New Upper East Side Location

By Ben Fractenberg | November 6, 2013 5:29pm
 Upper East Side institution Grace's Marketplace will be moving from its current location at 1237 Third Avenue to 215 East 68th Street by summer 2014.
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MANHATTAN — Popular Upper East Side gourmet shop Grace's Marketplace will be moving to new digs near its current location next summer.

Grace's, which has been at Third Avenue between 71st and 72nd streets since 1985, will move to a 13,125-square-foot space on the ground and lower level of the Rudin Family residential tower at 215 East 68th St.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve our cherished customers of the Upper East Side for so many years," said Grace's co-founder Grace Balducci Doria in a statement. "It’s been with much excitement and pride that we bring our history and passion to a bigger and better Grace’s Marketplace."

Doria founded the market with her late husband, Joe Doria, more than 25 years ago.

Grace's, which also has a Long Island location, focuses on fresh Italian and Mediterranean foods like breads, pastries, fish, meats and cheeses.  

Its new home recently went through a building-wide $90 million renovation. The upgrades include a new facade using an energy-efficient terra cotta rain screen, children's play room and new lobby.