Japanese market coming to Park Row and Beekman

The Commercial Observer reported that a Japanese grocery store — Mitsuki Japanese Market — is coming to the Potter Building at 36 Park Row and Beekman Street, where the Starbucks currently has the corner. I reached out on Instagram and they said they plan to open in September.

From the Commercial Observer: “The purveyor of Japanese snacks and sushi will occupy 1,200 square feet on the ground floor and 1,200 square feet in the basement of the building on a seven-year lease with an option to extend three more years, according to Thor Equities.”

The Times did a feature in February on how Greenpoint is becoming a “Little Tokyo,” and using the newly opened Mitsuki market that opened last August there as an example. The business is owned by a Chinese family that immigrated to the city from China a decade ago.

The store sells Japanese snacks, drinks, candy, sushi and onigiri — Japanese rice balls — among other grocery items.

(Couldn’t resist including the image of the building, above, from 1893.)