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The Harlem Fairway is closing at the end of June

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

The Harlem Fairway is set to close at the end of June

The Fairway in Harlem is closing at the end of June, according to a report in Crain's New York Business that cites documents and "a person close to the matter."

The article (behind a paywall) says a store-closing sale could begin as soon as Friday, with the location closing "no later than June 30," per a filing with the state Department of Labor.

[Updated 7/7: The store is selling its remaining stock and will close on Friday, July 17, according to a store employee.]

The fate of the 35,000-square-foot Harlem location has been in limbo since the beginning of this year, when Fairway first filed for bankruptcy protection.

In March, all of the supermarket's stores hit the auction block, though not all sold.

ShopRite operator Village Super Market acquired five locations, including the Upper West Side flagship. It also bought the parking lot of the Harlem location.

When asked about the store's future in April, employees at the 125th Street store were saying the location was set to close in May.

But the store remained open and even began selling groceries through Instacart under the name "Harlem Market."

The news is sure to disappoint the store's many fans who relied on the Harlem Fairway for its wide selection of cheeses, olives and organic produce, to name just a few.

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