I have been informed that Key Food, on 11th avenue and Prospect avenue, is going out like the A.B.A.; suspended operations.

Walgreens will be taking over soon.

That joint brings back so many memories; from helping people with their grocery bags to their cars (When it was Bohack)… to slicing meat in the deli department.



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19 Responses to END OF THE ROAD

  1. TonyF16thst says:

    Another one bites the dust. I worked in Bohack also in the early 70’s.
    actually was my first “Real Job” I had to get working papers in order to work there.

  2. Eddie Matula says:

    always remember going there to buy a Sun-Doo or some other drink after playing any sport in the PS 154 schoolyard…….

    • hoopscoach says:


      I had no money so on a hot summer day after playing hoops in PS 154 schoolyard I’d go in and stand by the freezer section to cool off.

      You can say it was my, “cool zone”.

      Hope all is well.

  3. Jack Kelly says:

    That’s my Saturday morning store when it’s empty and me going up and down each isle trying to remember what was on the list that I left on the kitchen table. But the thing that concerns me the most is I hope all the current employees keep their jobs.

  4. Maureen Rice (Flanagan) says:

    I live right up the block on Prospect and 10th- nice to get the news from Michigan, lol

  5. Brooklynati64 says:

    Ahhh. The memories. My boy Dave Fasano lived right across the street.
    I bagged there for a little bit. Sad.

  6. jimmyvac says:

    I was a bagboy at Bohack when I was about 9 until I got the Night Owl Daily News route …. Jack, my boss was Nick of Nick’s Candy Store.. I would buy an occassional can of soda there but spent my money at Louies’..
    I too hope the workers are able to keep working.

    • Anthony Weiburg says:

      Hey Jimmy remember when Louies the candy store sold stickball bats and we would all go there before the game

  7. Glenn Thomas says:

    Supposedly they’ll be out by June 30th and a Walgreen’s Pharmacy will be opening there. The deal has already been signed. As far as the employees go….this was an independent store and the owner who is 80 years old decided that he had enough and sold it. The employees cannot transfer to another store for there is none and they can’t even apply for COBRA for the business will be liquidated. Sad for there are a lot of good people that work there and will be out of work soon and w/o health insurance.

  8. Forever Young says:

    “Don’t it always seems to go that you don’t know what you’ve got
    til it’s gone, they paved paradise and put up a parking lot”! Joni Mitchell
    (condominium or FreshDirect)
    “I can see the day coming when even your home garden is gonna be against the law”. Bob Dylan
    Welcome to the Hood ( – Neighbor) Divided Mistakes Of Amerika (USA)

  9. Jack Kelly says:

    The only big grocery store in the neighborhood that was within walking distance closing and in it’s place I get a third neighborhood Pharmacy. Yes…that makes sense.

  10. Darlcap says:

    Where will older folks who do not drive go?

  11. TonyF16thst says:

    Thats the real crime with this. They don’t give a shit who loses their jobs and they don’t give a shit about the community. How many freaking drugs store does a neighborhood need? Are you kidding me?

  12. TonyF16thst says:

    Wouldn’t be suprised if they don’t make one of those small strip malls. Walgreen’s, Dunkin Donuts, a pizza joint that sucks and one of those card stores that sell lotto

  13. TonyF16thst says:

    Oh yeah and a dry cleaners

  14. Maureen Rice (Flanagan) says:

    There are a LOT of seniors who walk to Key Food with their shopping carts- the options are not great- there is that tiny “supermarket” up on 9th between Windsor and Prospect. I do see a lot of older people from the neighborhood who go to CTown on 9th st and are willing to spend the carfare, but you cannot buy too much- only what you can carry- even though the neighborhood is attracting mostly young people, there ARE a lot of older folks still here0 this will be a hardship for them..

  15. joan says:

    in a way its sad for all the people that worked there. i knew most of them and became friendly with them. i really feel sorry for them, well thats the way it is in this day in age. i guess it all comes down to money. im sure the owner got a nice buck for it. as far as walgreens, they do sell milk , bread a lot of things to pick up. as far as a drug store i will still go to oak.

  16. Maureen Rice (Flanagan) says:

    lol, I read in yesterday’s Daily News that the median family income in Windsor Terrace was $79,000 in 2000 and now is $104,000- I would be happy to take 12 years ago’s income 🙂

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