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Key Food opening Massapequa store in November

A Key Food supermarket, seen here on Sept.

A Key Food supermarket, seen here on Sept. 18, 2017, will open in Carmans Plaza in Massapequa on Nov. 10. Credit: Newsday / Aisha Al-Muslim

Key Food will be opening this month in a portion of a former Pathmark supermarket in Massapequa.

The store in Carman’s Plaza, on 941 Carmans Rd., will hold a ribbon cutting on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m., according to Key Food’s website.

The new Key Food grocery store in Massapequa will take over about 32,000 square feet of the 52,211-square-foot former Pathmark supermarket, Kenneth Schuckman, president of Lake Success-based Schuckman Realty, said earlier this year.

Key Food operator Pick Quick Foods Inc., a member of the Key Food cooperative, will run the Massapequa store. Pick Quick Foods operates at least six stores, including two locations on Long Island, in Floral Park and Rockville Centre, and four in Brooklyn.

The former Pathmark store closed following the bankruptcy of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., parent company of Waldbaum’s and Pathmark.

Key Food and its operators had initially taken over five other former Waldbaum’s and Pathmark stores on Long Island. The former Waldbaum’s locations were in Mattituck, Albertson, Glen Head and Center Moriches.

The former Waldbaum’s in Center Moriches that later became the Center Moriches Marketplace has since closed down and there are plans to reopen it next year as a Best Market. The old Pathmark store on Grand Avenue in Baldwin has yet to open as a Key Food.

All 51 Waldbaum’s and Pathmark stores on Long Island closed by November 2015, following A&P’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in July 2015. Most of the stores have been taken over or are expected to be taken over by other supermarkets, including 10 by Stop & Shop, 11 by Best Market, at least four by ShopRite, and one by King Kullen. About 10 stores remain vacant.

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