Bethlehem’s Southside residents will soon be shopping in the neighborhood again. Juan Diaz of 410 Bethlehem Realty, LCC, also owner of C-Town, acquired the former Ahart’s Market at 410 Montclair Avenue for $2.3M. They have plans to redevelop the existing store and give it a complete interior and exterior facelift.
Although the closure of Ahart’s Market was a shock to most City residents, Mayor Donchez is pleased to see another trusted grocer step in to fill that need.
“Access to fresh food and healthy groceries at affordable prices is paramount to Southside neighborhood residents,” said Mayor Robert Donchez. “Maintaining and building sustainable neighborhoods remain a constant focus for City administration. I am thrilled Ideal Food Basket chose to locate here.”
Redevelopment plans for the full-service grocery store, to be named Ideal Food Basket, will include: exterior and roofing repairs, total demolition of the interior space, new refrigeration, heating and cooling systems, changes to the store’s layout, and new store colors and logo design.
Ideal Food Basket owners have stated the market is scheduled to open later this year. C-Town Supermarket will continue to operate as a separate store in South Bethlehem.
“I am excited to expand my footprint in South Bethlehem,” said owner Juan Diaz. “The opportunity to purchase this location was too good to pass up and I am pleased to be able to offer a full-service grocery store to the residents of South Bethlehem.”
To find out more about Ideal Food Basket and their 38 locations visit https://www.idealfoodbaskets.com/about-us/