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A New Westside Market Opens on Broadway on the Upper West Side

The newest Westside Market opened today on Broadway at 97th Street, and Upper West Side food shoppers thronged the store for a first look at the produce, the prepared foods and the salad bar.

The neighbors seemed mostly pleased, but being New Yorkers, they of course had to kvetch.

"The aisles are too narrow like every other supermarket on the Upper West Side," said Salvatore who was pushing a cart down the canned goods aisle.

"The produce is a very good price," he said. "The canned goods, not so good."

"It's much better than Gourmet Garage," allowed Merrick, a personal chef who was clutching a package of rosemary, of the specialty food store at 96th and Broadway, which closed in December.

"I like the dairy because there are many yogurts," said Jessica, age 11, who was shopping with her mom, Diane.

Outside the entrance, owner John Zoitas and Ian Joskowitz, the store manager of the 110th Street Westsiderag Market, stood beaming.

While inside, Maria Zoitas, John’s wife of 40 years who makes all the store’s prepared foods, surveyed her new domain.

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