The Real Deal New York

From the archives: the corner store vs. market reality

Are bodegas becoming an endangered species?

June 20, 2015 01:30PM
By Matthew Strozier

A bodega in Williamsburg

A bodega in Williamsburg

Once a fixture in Manhattan, the independent, immigrant-run deli or candy store is fading away, brokers say. Chain stores are uprooting them from the Manhattan corners where their flashing lights or flower displays had seemed like a fixture.

“They are really being transformed from what was formerly the old-school bodegas to the Caf Metros and Subways,” said Matthew Gorman, vice president of retail services at CB Richard Ellis. Read the full story from the January 2006 issue after the jump.