New Street Corner Market Opening April 1 to Cater to Utica, NY's Revitalized Downtown Area

Owned by Lifelong Utica Residents, the Convenience Store with Fresh Foods Will Anchor the Newly Renovated Westwood on Genesee Street
By: Street Corner
Street Corner Urban Market Opens in Utica April 1
Street Corner Urban Market Opens in Utica April 1
UTICA, N.Y. - March 26, 2019 - PRLog -- Utica is getting its first Street Corner urban market in the former Rite Aid building on Genesee Street, recently redeveloped by two lifelong residents as the Westwood. The street-facing, 2,000-plus square foot store, opening April 1, will serve a variety of fresh and prepackaged grocery items, and will accommodate residents of the building's 2nd-5th floors, as well as office workers and visitors to the area.

The new store, owned by Enessa Carbone and her husband, Sal Raspante, will also sell lottery tickets and include deli and soup items, f'real® milkshake machine and a beer cave cooler featuring craft, import and domestic brands. The store will also sell locally sourced products.

Street Corner, based in Topeka, Kansas, has 35 franchised convenience stores in 19 states. The Utica location is just the company's third "Urban Superette," designed to integrate into existing buildings and multi-use developments.

Ms. Carbone, who redeveloped the building with her business partner, Christine Martin, says she is opening the new store to support the burgeoning neighborhood and the revitalization of downtown Utica.

"Happily, there's a lot of development going on downtown, so we wanted to provide an option for people to get items quickly, including groceries and fresh food, but also to serve our hotel guests in the area," said Carbone, adding that the store will also offer delivery in the near future. "The Street Corner Urban Superette concept with its expanded offerings fit our planned business model well."

"While new to Utica, Street Corner has become known for its appealing variety of pressed sandwiches on artisanal breads, fresh baked goods and sensible snacks, fresh-brewed coffee and tea, and other everyday essentials, along with an attractive layout and the latest technologies to make the location friendly for on-the-go consumers," said Street Corner CEO Peter La Colla.

The Westwood is located at 167-169 Genesee Street.

Street Corner has 35 franchisee-owned stores in 19 states. Formats include mall stores and kiosks, Street Corner Express stores, Urban Superette stores and Street Corner with Gas. Seventy-three percent of Street Corner stores are minority-owned, and the company has repeatedly been named by USA Today as a top franchise for minorities. For more information on Street Corner, visit or call 785-272-8529.

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