Saturday, Oct. 15, the Widdi family hosted an Appreciation Day with the Grand Opening of Key Food, a 50 year neighborhood staple in Clinton Hill at 991 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. Attorney General Letitia James and former Assembly District 57th Leader Olanike Alabi attended this community event with many locals and families; children ran around and enjoyed the big bouncy castle, face-painting, balloons, and nice weather. The DJ played every type of music as everyone greeted the Widdi family as they sat outside their new revamped and expanded Widdi Family Market store. It looks brand new, is so much bigger than it was, and people seemed to really like it and were doing a lot of shopping.

Local vendors gave away tasty treats like the big barbecue samples, plant-based Owyn milk, the Maroon Sausage Company, Shali’s Banana Pudding, and June Shine Hard Kombucha.

There were also big raffles with 50- and 42-inch flat screen TVs, massage guns, a Hoover Powderdash Pet carpet cleaner, a Magic Bullet, a mountain bike and blenders.

As the fall weather creeps in, it was a carnival atmosphere in perhaps the last big outdoor event for the neighborhood.

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