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Look Out, Trader Joe's: Sahadi's Plans to Expand on Atlantic Avenue

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The hot new trend on Atlantic Avenue: Annexing the store next door. First Steven Alan decided to double in size, and now it appears that Middle Eastern grocery Sahadi's has an expansion in the works as well.

Sahadi's is an institution—the store has been keeping New Yorkers in spices, nuts, and baba ghanoush for over a hundred years, first in Manhattan and then as part of Atlantic Avenue's Middle Eastern shopping district. The Brooklyn shop opened at 187 Atlantic in 1948, expanding to encompass 189 Atlantic in the '80s. This past Christmas, the Sahadi family used 191 Atlantic as a holiday gift shop, and now they want to make it an official part of their space by knocking down a dividing wall.

Owner Charles Sahadi says the new addition would add 1,500 square feet to the store. Reports the Brooklyn Eagle, "He added that Sahadi's is no longer only a Middle Eastern food store, but carries a wide variety of food. It seeks, he says, to offer a more unusual and wider variety than the average food market." This might be the time to point out that Trader Joe's sits directly across Atlantic Avenue from the store. Ladies and gentlemen, let the battle of the bulk bins begin.
· Steven Alan Expands into His and Hers Stores in Brooklyn [Racked NY]
· Sahadi’s Seeks To Expand Store [Brooklyn Eagle]
· Sahadi's [Official Site]


187 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn NY