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Gristedes stores are usually felled due to some combination of neglect and rent increases, but the chain's Brooklyn Heights outpost was shuttered for another reason altogether: fire. Above, a photo of the rubble-filled interior of the supermarket snapped today by McBrooklyn. According to sources, the blaze was probably started by some sort of malfunctioning rotisserie; chicken fat proved to be excellent tinder, as the photo evidences. The store won't be fully up-and-running until July at earliest, but they have reopened the pharmacy so community members can still pick up those prescriptions.
· Inside the Brooklyn Heights Gristedes [McBrooklyn]