Four months after being forced to close by Hurricane Sandy, the Red Hook location of specialty grocer Fairway Market reopens on Friday, March 1. The 39,000-sq.-ft. store, devastated in the storm, has been completely renovated.
The Red Hook store first opened in 2006, in a sprawling brick and wrought iron Civil War-era building on the Brooklyn waterfront. A pioneer in the area, the store quickly became a neighborhood anchor, drawing tens of thousands of shoppers a week and helping build traffic for neighboring establishments.
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Customers are being asked to donate to www.restoreredhook.org, which goes straight to small businesses damaged by Sandy. Fairway Market will match all contributions up to $20,000.