Husband and wife Albert Rodriguez and Lisa Berrios reopened a vacant supermarket in the village of Highland Falls in New York’s Mid-Hudson region. The area is home to a large population of seniors and families. When the local supermarket closed last year, the mayor and town provided residents with weekly bus service to the nearest grocery store, 11 miles away. Financing approved by the New York HFHC Fund, enabled Mr. Rodriguez and Ms. Berrios to reestablish a grocery store in their community. The owners have hired eight full-time and 19 part-time employees. The store is registered to participate in the “Pride of New York” local agriculture promotion program.
- 16,000 square feet of improved/expanded healthy food retail space
5,300 people served
17 permanent jobs created or preserved
- Empire State Development
- Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
- New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
- New York State Health Foundation
- The Reinvestment Fund
- The Food Trust