Oct. 3, 2022 By Christian Murray
Stop & Shop supermarket will be shutting down its 48th Street location in Long Island City later this month, the company has confirmed.
A spokesperson for Stop & Shop said the store will close on Oct. 20 after it made a decision at the beginning of the year not to renew its lease at its 34-51 48th St. location.
“After a detailed review of the operating performance of our stores, we have made the difficult decision to not renew our lease at our store…,” said Stefanie Shuman, external communications manager for Stop & Shop.
The company will offer its employees positions at other area Stop & Shop locations once the store closes.
“We will operate the Long Island Stop & Shop store until Oct. 20, and we look forward to serving the community until then,” Shuman said.
The announcement comes about 18 months after BJ’s Wholesale Club opened its Long Island City store across the street at 34-60 48th St.