GOWANUS — Pathmark, the neighborhood's largest low-cost grocery store, will close on Sunday after 33 years in business, the store manager told DNAinfo New York.
"Sunday is the last day of the store," manager Ed Machado said. "The community, they have nowhere to shop now."
The grocery store was sold in October to a real estate developer during bankruptcy proceedings for Pathmark's parent company, A&P.
Developer Joel Wertzberger told DNAinfo New York last month that he may lease the space to a supermarket, but he's also had offers from clothing retailers, a shipping company and a wedding reception hall.
Wertzberger said Tuesday that he had no new information on the future of the property.
Pathmark's closure will be a blow to bargain-hunting shoppers.
Though other supermarkets such as Whole Foods and Fairway have opened nearby as Gowanus has gentrified, those stores are more expensive than Pathmark.
"We need a supermarket," Carroll Gardens resident Sal Vaccarino told DNAinfo New York in October. "It's going to mean devastation. What are we supposed to do?"