Your NewMag has learned that Best Yet Market Inc., of Bethpage has purchased the Waldbaum’s supermarket at 1686 Merrick Road, for an as-yet undisclosed amount. The new supermarket, when opened, will be named Best Market.
Best Market’s closest stores to the Bellmores and the Merricks are in East Meadow and Massapequa.
While officials at Best Yet Market would not confirm the transaction, the local union 388 website whose members work at Waldbaum’s disclosed that sale of the property was approved by the court on October 28, and that up to 25% of workers at the store were eligible to be re-hired. More negotiations were still ongoing.
There is no timetable set on when Best Market would open for business.
The privately owned company, has been owned by the Raitses family since its first store opened in 1994.
Best Market focuses on fresh foods, especially produce, meat, seafood, deli, dairy and bakery items, as well as traditional grocery store items. Its offerings also include large selections of craft beer and wood smoked barbecue in some stores.
Read more in the next print issue of Your NewsMag in your mailbox on Thursday, November 19.