Gourmet grocery store Garden of Eden is the latest NYC chain to file for bankruptcy, as transplant companies like Whole Foods continue to proliferate. The 22-year-old business, which operates three locations, filed in Manhattan federal court citing "a historic lack of patronage" in the last year, the Post reports.
The slow business resulted in serious financial woes and debt totaling $5 million that was owed to landlords and creditors. Prior to this filing, the chain had closed six other stores.
Senior NYC grocer Fairway also filed for bankruptcy this year with $279 million in debt and D'Agnostino was, puzzlingly, recently bailed out by John Catsimitidis, owner of rival grocery chain Gristedes. Where were you when Senor Frogs needed you, Johnny?