Just over a year ago, we wrote that Jmart’s bid on the old Waldbaums location in Bensonhurst was approved. As of this morning, the store looked almost finished, with shelving in place and the parking lot mostly cleared of garbage and ready for repaving.
We could not confirm the exact opening date with the company, but by the looks of it – it has got to be really soon.
They were in the process of putting up bright red awnings, and power washing the brick walls of the parking lot. The parking lot looks like it is ready to be paved.
“We hope to open a supermarket that serves the entire community, which means there is going to be an Asian element,” said PC Cheng, one of the lawyers representing the supermarket’s owners last year.
Dubbed “cook’s paradise” by TimeOut, Jmart is a full-service supermarket that offers a wide selection of international food products with a focus on Asian cuisine, including from the Philippines, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, China, and Japan.
Waldbaums, a Bensonhurst staple for 37 years, closed in November of 2015 as the result of A&P’s bankruptcy filing in 2015, leaving 70 employees out of work. Jmart is hiring, and you can apply by calling 718-758-5975.
We’ll keep checking to get the open date. Stay tuned.