Pacific Green Gourmet Market finally opened
its doors July 31 at the corner of Court and Pacific streets.
The long-shuttered storefront is now filled with tempting ripe
fruits and vegetables and offers an array of gourmet foods.
Manager Jacob Ustundag says Pacific Green is modeled after Gourmet Garage, Balducci’s and Garden of Eden - though it is on a slightly smaller scale. Ustundag is joined by two managers including Hasan Ustun (bottom left).
The produce is delivered daily, according to Ustundag, and includes such out of the ordinary selections as plump bing cherries (top right), cactus pears, mangoes, organic papayas, pineapples and forrelli pears as well as the usual suspects - peaches, plums and nectarines (top left). On the shelves there are lentil and three-bean soups from Coco Pazzo, dressings, nuts, olives, Swedish lingonberries, madras curry powder, Lurpak Danish butter, and many varieties of mustards, teas, pastas and sauces.
Pacific Green also has a (less adventurous) deli counter including Genoa salami and Boar’s Head ham, as well as some prepared foods like pork barbecue ribs and enormous surimi crab cakes.
"I hope the customers will be happy," says Ustundag, "and we’ll be successful - and happy."
Pacific Green is open daily, 7 am to 11 pm, and currently accepts cash only. For more information, call (718) 852-9384.
- Lisa J. Curtis
©2001 Community News Group
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