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"Newly Renovated" Jefferson Market Might be a Gristedes

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What a cruel joke on the neighborhood: Beloved, ailing grocery Jefferson Market, which closed for "restructuring" in October, might reopen after all—as a Gristedes. The rumor comes to us from Vanishing NY, who heard it from a commenter. According to this anonymous source, the shop will keep its name, but will be "a different store, just a Gristedes with a different name." Puzzling. Let's hope this is just errant gossip.
· Everyday Chatter [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY]
· RackedWire: Jefferson Market to Return; Urban Alchemist Party in Park Slope [Racked]
· Jefferson Market Saga: "We are Not Closing" [Racked]
· Ailing Jefferson Market Closed for "Restructuring" [Racked]