By Kathianne Boniello
Sue Marsh, a spokeswoman for Grand Union, said Tuesday the supermarket was sold to Fred Colin of Lenick Realty LLC in Manhasset, L.I. for $6.55 million sometime in the last few months.
A spokeswoman for Lenick Realty said Colin was away and could not be reached for comment. She declined to reveal what plans the company had for the Grand Union site, which sits on the corner of Northern Boulevard and Marathon Parkway.
A spokesman for Borough President Claire Shulman said he had no information on the sale or the impending changes slated for the site.
Marsh, who said no concrete closing date was set for the Little Neck Grand Union, had told the Times-Ledger in August the supermarket was supposed to close sometime this fall.
The 69 employees at the store will be transferred to other Grand Unions, Marsh said.
Rumors had been flying around the Little Neck and Douglaston communities since the store announced its closing this summer. Several prospective organizations were rumored to have bought the property, including a Korean church, a Korean market, and a developer who supposedly planned to turn the large lot near the center of the Little Neck shopping district into a strip mall. There is a small, two-story shopping strip across the street from the Grand Union site.
Community Board 11 Chairman Bernie Haber, who lives in Douglaston, said Monday night he still had no official information on what would happen to the Grand Union location.
CB 11 Vice Chairwoman Joan Garippa, who lives in Little Neck, said Monday she had heard the site would be turned into a strip mall. Garippa said she also heard that not all of the store