Key Food Intends To Maintain Clipped Store Hours

In the midst of Hurricane Sandy, the Key Food at 102 Montague Street scaled back its operating hours due to challenges with deliveries and gas. A manager tells BHB that those clipped store hours are here to stay.

Before Sandy, the store was open until midnight Monday through Saturdays, and until 11 p.m. on Sunday. Now, it shutters at 11 p.m. seven nights a week—and will remain that way. Key opens at 7 a.m. every day.

The store manager shared with us that the grocery had plenty of foot traffic in the late evening, but higher ups don’t want to invest in keeping the store open that extra hour. So much for late-night chip and guacamole runs…

The Key Food at 169 Atlantic Avenue is also open 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8-8 on Sunday.

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  • Lori

    I think 11 pm for grocery shopping is late enough. If you have an emergency, there’s always another place open 24 hours a day.

  • Susan

    This is outrageous! How dare they treat our historical neighborhood like this, after what we went through with the horrible Hurricane Sandy. Wny punish us further! SHAME on Key Food!

  • Jorale-man

    Agreed, there are bigger things in this world at which to be outraged. Montague St. is pretty desolate after 10 pm most nights anyway.

  • Wiley E.

    The prices at Key Food on Atlantic Avenue are usually much lower. Especially for coffee. The people are nicer also.

  • Joe Fliel

    You’re being sarcastic, I hope.

  • Joe Fliel

    I guess it could be considered an outrage that all those toilet plunger shaped, linguini armed, chick jeans clad, ski cap and ironic neckscarves-in-the-summer wearing, parentally subsidized, funemployed urban explorers from flyover states will have to look elsewhere to satisfy their late night locally produced, organic hummus dip fix.

  • stuart

    this really is the most outrageously expensive, ordinary, fugly supermarket I have ever known.

  • AEB

    Have you visited the Henry Street Gristedes recently, Stuart? Makes Key Food look like a food co-op.

  • AEB

    I believe, Joe, that said cohort would rather pilot a non-fixie than find themselves in the Heights….

  • martinlbrooklyn

    So right about the accursed Gristedes. And, as to Key/Montague, it is only a short walk down Atlantic to Atlantic Ave., super-good produce store, Sahadi, Trader Joe, and the Key Food there.

  • Arch Stanton

    Yeah, like nothing else in the Heights is “outrageously expensive”

  • David on Middagh

    Regular supermarket stuff is well-priced for the neighborhood, esp. if you consider the weekly specials. But if you buy “organic” or “gourmet”, you’ll pay a premium, sometimes even over the other neighborhood stores.

  • David on Middagh

    Used not to be open even until 11 PM. Ten, I think. This retrenchment isn’t so bad at all.

  • MonroeOrange

    11pm is late enough…and key food is one of the more reasonably priced supermarkets…Gristede’s being the worst offender. Bring back Sloans!

  • MonroeOrange

    also…love the old photo’s Chuck!