The following is a press release from the offices of Assemblyman William Colton. We might have done an original article on it, but no one offered us any cake.
On Saturday Februrary 15, Assemblyman William Colton (D-Brooklyn, New York) attended the 110th anniversary celebration of Waldbaum’s Supermarket at one of the chain’s local stores, located at 83rd Street and 18th Avenue in Bensonurst.
While the Waldbaum’s company celebrated 110 years of serving quality products at inexpensive prices, the local supermarket on 18th Avenue, which is officially store #296, has been serving the neighborhood for over thirty years. The store also employs dozens of local residents.
Assemblyman Colton celebrated the anniversary with store manager Tom Valerakis. Colton cut the anniversary cake at the celebration, and the cake was then given out to customers with cups of apple juice.
At the celebration, the Assemblyman stressed, “Neighborhood supermarkets are a vital part of our community in that they employ neighborhood people and provide affordable shopping for neighborhood families, especially seniors. Local supermarkets are at the heart of our communities, providing services and products familes need at prices which are inexpensive. It is important that we recognize our neighborhood businesses and their hardworking employees.”