C-Town in Elmhurst closing; building on sale for more than $10M

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A building that hosts a C-Town supermarket and several residential units, located at 94-57 Corona Ave. in Elmhurst, is on the market for $10,250,000.

The two-story, 17,966 square foot property contains 15,312 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and six residential units upstairs. Each of the residential units are rent stabilized and the property also includes 20 parking spaces.

According to Greiner Maltz Investment Properties, the broker handling the sale, the commercial space will be delivered vacant, meaning C-Town will shutter its doors. Swain Weiner, president at the brokerage firm said the supermarket will officially close when the title of the property is transferred to the buyer.

Several managers at the supermarket said they were unaware that the property was on sale and that there are no plans to close the store. An employee who declined to be named said the building has received several offers in the last few years.

Councilman Daniel Dromm said he was unaware of the sale but that it is “terrible news” and that he will investigate the matter further.

“Corona and Elmhurst are food deserts and when I [used to represent] Lefrak City, there were two supermarkets over there that we worked hard to keep them open,” Dromm said. “I’m wondering if there isn’t something we can do to keep this C-Town open because it’s important to the community.”

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