Jmart Soft Opening This Weekend

Jmart in Bensonhurst

The soft opening of Jmart, the new supermarket that replaces Waldbaums in Bensonhurst, will be this coming Saturday, June 3, 2017.

As of right now the hours are going to be from 7:30am to 9:00pm.

Last March Councilman Mark Treyger and Community Board 11 District Manager Marnee Elias-Pavia met with Jmart representatives to talk about ways the Asian supermarket could meet the grocery needs of Bensonhurst’s diverse communities.

Back then Treyger told us that Jmart owners are very receptive to idea of carrying a selection of Italian, Jewish, and other ethnic food products in addition to the store’s typical stock of foods from across the Asian continent.

“They are committed to offering an array of foods reflective of the diversity of the neighborhood, from bok choy to San Marzano tomatoes, to fresh produce, to matzah, to brisket, to deli counters with fresh cold cuts, and cheeses,” said Treyger.

We have confirmed with Jmart, that shoppers will get up to two hours of free parking to do their shopping.

According to May Reyes at Jmart: “Patrons will get a garage ticket before the arm at the gate lifts up. Patrons will get this ticket stamped at the register by the cashiers. When patrons leave the parking lot, they will hand the ticket to the booth staff and they will open the gate for them.”

Time will show how that will work out, given that the parking area will also operate as a regular parking lot.

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  1. Glad to hear that they now say you can get free parking with a receipt that you shopped there.

  2. I grew up on 83rd and 20th Ave in the 60’s. We used to cut through Thrift Town on our walk to New Utrecht High School and through the parking lot. It was Pantry Pride back then and the store and the parking lot was closed on Sunday and we had epic stickball games in that parking lot every Sunday in between mass and 3PM dinner. Those were the days my friend!


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