Supermarket Western Beef, located at the rental complex West End Towers at 75 West End Avenue (between 62nd and 63rd Streets), is expected to close by the end of December. The building landlord – the Brodsky Organization – confirmed with Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal that another supermarket would be replacing it.
Rosenthal wrote a letter to Daniel Brodsky, the real estate company’s CEO, with the goal of preventing this closure. In a tweet Rosenthal sent out on Friday, she indicated that she plans to meet with the company.
The letter reads (in part) that “For years, and particularly during the height of the pandemic, residents of both Amsterdam Houses and Amsterdam Houses Addition have relied on the proximity and affordability of Western Beef. Many neighbors have shared with [her] their fears over losing a beloved community staple.”
The letter continues to state that “At a time when people are struggling to put food on the table, it is crucial that affordable grocery options remain available. The West Side is not in need of another upscale boutique grocer or another niche store – the community desperately needs a full-service supermarket with lower price points to ensure that low-income New Yorkers can continue to afford food in the neighborhoods they live in and helped build.
Linda Rosenthal’s full letter can be read here.