New Convenience Store Serves Avenue U

Residents living along the border of Sheepshead Bay and Marine Park now have a new store to pick up their Coca-Cola, canned beans and candy bars. GRA Convenient opened last week on the corner of Avenue U and Haring Street.

Stocked with the usual bodega merchandise, the owners are waiting for their permits to sell booze. There’s a sandwich counter for people to sit and eat the store’s Boar’s Head sandwiches, but don’t look for ham – it looks like they’re keeping halal. (An employee said it will be a “mixed” store, but the display was conspicuous in its absence of pork products.)

The space was previously occupied by Car Toys U.S.A., which sold automotive accessories.

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