A couple of readers have written in to let us know that, after 128 years in business, Bell Bates natural food store in Tribeca is closing.
photo: Ron Greenberg
Tribeca Citizen first reported the story, saying, "it’s hard not to pin this as an inevitable consequence of Whole Foods coming to Tribeca." They hear the building has been sold to a school.
Located on Reade Street, Bell Bates has been family owned and operated in New York City since 1885.
“Oh no, oh no, oh no,” said one Tribeca resident to DNA when she heard the news. "Man, what a shame--this neighborhood is really changing. No more room for the mom and pop stores.”