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Twin Value Marketplace Opens Next Week

August 5, 2010 3 comments

My top-notch sources report the new supermarket will open next Friday.


A Night in the Hills

July 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Just a couple of nighttime shots from the hood:

A close up of the new, yet-to-open Twin Value Marketplace on Queens Blvd. near Ascan. Boy those signs are bright!

I snapped this shot of the food spread at the "Detachment" movie shoot on 72nd Ave. When I tried to take pictures of the film crew I was politely asked not to... so I obliged.

New Supermarket – Some Quick Thoughts

July 21, 2010 2 comments

Just some quick comments about the new Twin Value Marketplace:

  1. I like the look of the sign they put up. It’s appearance is inviting and refreshing (see my previous post for a photo if you haven’t already). Quite a change for what is a mostly rather dreary Queens Blvd.
  2. It should be interesting, if what I am hearing is true and Key Food owns this new supermarket,  to see just how the company will differentiate this new format from its namesake store just a few blocks away on 71st Road.

Trade Fair Now Twin Value Marketplace

July 20, 2010 8 comments

My top-notch sources do indeed confirm this evening that the sign is up – the former Trade Fair on Queens Blvd. will now be known as Twin Value Marketplace.

Supposedly, it is owned by Key Food. Hopefully, it is a better version?? 🙂

Queens Blvd. Supermarket Update

July 19, 2010 Leave a comment

My top-notch sources now tell me the ‘Twin Value’ moniker is actually connected to the Key Food corporation, not Associated. So could we be getting another Key Food-operated supermarket at the former Trade Fair site on Queens Blvd.? If so, probably there goes the possibility of it being upscale in any form or fashion. 😦

Unconfirmed Rumor About Associated Supermarket

July 18, 2010 Leave a comment

My top-notch sources tell me the Associated Supermarket on Queens Blvd. may be called Twin Value. It also may reopen in a couple of weeks. Both factoids, however, have yet to be confirmed so I would not bet my hat on them. Supposedly, the idea is for the Associated to open on the location a more upscale version of itself and the former Trade Fair that used to be there, possibly as this new Twin Value incarnation.

Forest Hills, The Natural Way

July 15, 2010 Leave a comment

For all my griping on this blog about how Forest Hills could use a more upscale supermarket, a trip to Natural, the large independent grocer at the corner of Austin and Ascan, recently made me really appreciate just how good we have it here in FoHi. I mean, this really is a quality store. Just think if we didn’t have it. Yes it’s not a big chain like Whole Foods, but it really stocks high quality, fresh food to the rafters. If you’re looking for food that is good for you, it’s an excellent option. I’ve been going there for years and years and I have always, always found the people who run it to be friendly and helpful. And their expansion a few years ago made an already good thing that much better. Keep up the good work Natural!

Natural has been improving its beverage selection. They have a really impressive selection of healthy drinks and craft beers.

The owners of Natural usually keep the line, which can get pretty long sometimes, moving very fast.

When it expanded a few years ago, Natural also expanded its deli counter.

Always friendy and fast, Natural's cashiers will also give you free fruit if you buy a certain amount.

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