It’s been a long year without a grocery store for Concord Village residents, but by mid-May, Concord Market will finally open for business.
Last July, the Associated supermarket at the corner of Tillary and Jay streets closed amid health department concerns and allegations of general mismanagement. The Concord Village Board of Directors started looking for a new tenant, and local entrepreneur Victor Vora stepped up.
The new store has been completely renovated, and has big glass windows along its storefront and new refrigeration and electricity systems — and Concord Village residents can hardly wait, said Board President Helen Pearlstein.
“It’s been very frustrating for the residents here not to have a local market, especially if you need a quart of milk or something — that’s the convenience of it,” Pearlstein said.
The new market will have a deli and hot foods section, and will deliver to Concord Village residents, said Pearlstein. The company will survey residents via the community’s website and mail in the coming weeks to see what else is needed and wanted in the community.