ASTORIA — A developer is planning to build four floors of apartments on top of a C-Town supermarket and may temporarily close the grocery store during construction, reports say.
The one-story shop at 2910 Broadway will be converted into a five-story building including 64 apartments, a laundry room, terraces on the top three floors and 32 parking spaces underground, according to an application filed last month with the Department of Buildings.
The DOB disapproved the application last week, online records show, and the reason was not immediately clear. The agency did not respond to requests for comment.
The grocery on the ground floor could shutter temporarily during the build-out, but would reopen as a "brand new, expanded C-town," according to a report by the Queens Gazette.
Some loyal customers were upset by the prospect of a closure, including Pat Wilson, a longtime shopper who praised the supermarket for its friendly staff and the convenience of the adjacent parking lot.
"I'm devastated," Wilson said. "This is such a great store,"
Other shoppers said they didn't mind the brief inconvenience if it meant getting a new store.
"I think that would be excellent," said Lilian Dellis, who was shopping at the store on Monday afternoon. "It's clean and everything, but it needs to be remodeled."
Joseph Friedman of Jestam Realty, the owner listed on the plans for the site, did not return calls for comment on Monday. H&L Broadway Holding LLC, which is listed as the property owner on city records, did not respond to requests for comment.
C-Town declined to comment.