Thanks to Roger for his tip about a newly exposed piece of the old Ratner's on Second Avenue. The Met Foods grocery store is right now undergoing a renovation that's been a long time coming. In the process, they've revealed a bit of history.
A piece of chrome trim frames a mosaic on the wall by the window, where the lettuce and salad dressing case used to be. Is this a piece of Ratner's? We know the floor of Met Foods belonged to Ratner's, with that big "R" welcoming you inside.
I wrote about the Second Avenue Ratner's back in 2008, and several family members of the Ratner, Harmatz, and Zankel clans wrote in. Maybe they will recall this lost mosaic.
Take a look before it disappears into history once again.
Ratner's of Second Avenue
Ratner's 1970 Menu