The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Happy Anniversary Pioneer!
The Q is curious like a cat. So when I noticed the sign above the Pioneer saying Anniversary Sale, I had to ask Sammy...congrats and what's the bargain? He looked at me kinda funny then laughed. "The anniversary was in March!" My heart sank. I thought maybe those coconut waters would be, like, 10 for a dollar. Or two-for-one Thomas' English Muffins, extra nooks and crannies (less is more!). A giant tub of generic mayonnaise for TWO BITS?!! The possibilities are endless...
Turns out the anniversary was number three for the "new" owners. And guess what they paid for the place? According to the below historical posting, they were asking $1.6 million cash, plus the $250,000 or so in inventory. Ever wonder what the inventory at a supermarket was worth? Try a quarter of a million samolians, and that's a pretty small joint compared the 'burbs. That's a lot of pop tarts, my friends.
Anyhow, check this out if you're curious like the Q.
Pioneer For Sale Listing
Oh, by the way, if you haven't heard, there's going to be a little get together this weekend for, oh, maybe two million people and twenty million tiny little flags! Let the painfully loud but wildly joyous music begin!