After 21 years, Tribeca’s Amish Market will close

Posted On Tue, September 22, 2020 By

Posted On Tue, September 22, 2020 By In City Living, Tribeca

Photo of Amish Market by Paul Sableman via Flickr cc

Amish Market opened in Tribeca in 1999 but after 21 years as a neighborhood staple, they, too, have fallen victim to COVID-19. Tribeca Citizen reported the news that the grocery story-meets-bodega (where Cardi-B was famously a cashier during high school) will likely close its doors by the 26th after a 90-percent drop in business.

Amish Market opened in 1999 on Cedar Street, and after that storefront was destroyed during 9/11, they relocated to their current home at 53 Park Place. As Tribeca Citizen recounts, that wasn’t the only storm the business weathered over the years; in 2011, they made it out of a bankruptcy filing, and in 2017 they bounced back from a carbon monoxide leak that sickened several employees.

Store manager Mike Jording told Tribeca Citizen, “We’ve been open all this time serving the neighborhood. But we cannot continue for various reasons.” In the meantime, he hopes that the neighborhood will come out and support the business to help them potentially reboud. “I hope one day Amish Market can open again in a much better place in the neighborhood,” he added.

Amish Market does have other locations in the city–on 45th Street off 2nd Avenue and on 9th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets–and it seems that they will remain open.

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