Bodega be damned! Khim’s Market replaces Deli Mart on Bedford

The popular Deli Mart on the corner of Bedford Avenue and N. Seventh Street has closed after 25 years in the neighborhood because its landlord increased its rent by a large amount (actual amount depends on whom you ask).
Photo by Aaron Short

Williamsburg’s busiest corner has a new tenant — an organic grocery store.

Khim’s Millenium Market will open its fifth store on Bedford Avenue and N. Seventh Street, replacing the beloved Deli Mart, which served its last cup of coffee to customers earlier this month.

The new store, which will open after the new year, will feature the same immaculate rows of produce, organic beauty products, vegan-friendly treats, and prepared foods that owner Charlie Khim has stocked in his stores since 1998.

The expansion of the Khim’s empire follows other upscale changes on Bedford Avenue, including a Duane Reade and HSBC bank branch.

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