Folks, I don’t know about the suburbs with their Wegmans, Whole Foods, Trader Joe, ShopRite, Costco, Walmart and other options to choose from. It’s disappointing to see Waldbaum’s and Pathmark shuttering in Queens, NY. When the entire A&P supermarket chain shuts down, I expect other grocery chains will raise prices due to lesser competitions. Especially in the Queens, NY area. I think Key Food will raise the prices because they are clustering many Key Food within a 2 or 3-mile radius in Queens.
In case you want to learn about the A&P Bankruptcy news update, check my blog post here.
My friends and I snapped pictures of clearance sales at certain Waldbaum’s and Pathmark recently (mostly in Northeast Queens and Nassau County, Long Island area). Sorry, no pics for Eastern and Southern Queens unless it’s easy to find parking spots. NOTE: you can CLICK ON ANY OF THE PHOTO below for ENLARGED and BETTER VIEWING. I reduce the photo size on my blog to make it run faster.
Some of you may like the clearance sales, others probably think the weekly sales offer much better bargains (especially combined with Manufacturer Coupons).
See the following pictures.
Three pictures below (photos taken on last week of Aug 2015): The Baking Supply section has Clearance Sales at Waldbaum’s Supermarkets at 35-09 Francis Lewis Blvd, Bayside NY 11358 – Tel (718) 445-7472. This Waldbaum’s is diagonally across from Holy Cross (All-Boy) Catholic High School. It’s too bad this Waldbaum’s is very small in size, and the parking lot EVEN SMALLER. This section of Francis Lewis Blvd is DANGEROUSLY CURVY, not a pleasant drive at all. But I am sure the firefighters at the FDNY Fire House diagonally across the street shop at this Waldbaum’s for their daily in-house cooking needs.
Two pictures below (photos taken on last week of Aug 2015): The Victoria brand pickled vegetables, the entire selection on clearance sales at Pathmark Supermarket at 2335 New Hyde Park Rd, New Hyde Park, NY 11042 · (516) 354-4966 – I like that this Pathmark is SO HUGE. It’s a shame that it hasn’t gotten Stalking Horse Bidder yet. This Pathmark has a HUGE Parking Lot with Liquor Store, T.J. Maxx and Party City in the same lot.
Five pictures below (photos taken on last week of Aug, 2015): A big section of canned soup and broth on Clearance Sale at Waldbaum’s Supermarket at 196-35 Horace Harding Expy, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 – (718) 423-9589 – this Waldbaum’s is across the street from St. Francis Prep (high school) – the largest Catholic High School in the U.S.
NOTE: LOTS OF BARGAIN SHOPPERS at this store right next to the busy highway – WARNING TO ALL, you must act fast on ANY Weekly Sales or Clearance Items – You Snooze You Lose at this store (I ain’t kidding).
This Waldbaum’s gets very decent inventory turnover due to large number of residents who live in the large Apartment Complexes by 188th St in Fresh Meadows, Queens to Grannies in the neighborhood looking for bargains to the Firefighters at the FDNY Fire House at Utopia Parkway (near Horace Harding Expwy) shopping for their in-house cooking needs. Don’t wait! When the hundreds of thousands School Teachers & Administrators at St. Francis Prep get back to work in September, the Clearance Items should be wiped out good.
Lastest update as of Sept 4, 2015: Waldbaum’s at 40 Great Neck Rod, Great Neck, NY has apparently RE-STOCKED the 3 empty shelves of frozen seafood, chicken and meat that was totally bare at the end of August.
Two pictures below (Photos taken on first week of Sept, 2015): The 3 previous empty shelves are RE-STOCKED again.
Two pictures below (Photos taken on last week of Aug, 2015): Waldbaum’s at 40 Great Neck Rd Great Neck, NY 11021 – (516) 504-0879 emptying the perishable frozen seafood and pre-packaged chicken, sausage and turkey section. Meanwhile, they STILL CARRY other brand of frozen meat on the long aisle of frozen food. This Waldbaum’s near Great Neck LIRR gets LOTS of customer traffic on Weekday evening rush hours and Weekend hours (aside from Commuters and nearby workers, there are several apartment complexes nearby). I don’t understand why there are no Stalking Horse Bidder for this store.
The picture (taken at the last week of August 2015 has since been fully re-stocked in Sept 2015) above was formerly the frozen Sausage and Turkey section at the Waldbaum’s near the Great Neck LIRR.
The picture (taken at the last week of August 2015 has since been fully re-stocked in Sept 2015) above was formerly the frozen Seafood and Chicken sections at the Waldbaum’s near the Great Neck LIRR.