ShopRite is set to open a renovated supermarket next week in a former Pathmark in New Hyde Park, a location it bought from the bankrupt A&P chain.
ShopRite, a cooperative run by Wakefern Food Corp. of Keasbey, New Jersey, will hold a grand opening next Tuesday at 9 a.m. of the renovated 65,000-square-foot store at 2335 New Hyde Park Rd.
ShopRite of New Hyde Park is owned by father and son Jon and Seth Greenfield and their company Food Parade Inc., of Plainvew, a family-owned business made up of third- and fourth-generation grocers. The Greenfield family also owns ShopRite stores in Bethpage, Plainview and Commack.
The New Hyde Park store is one of four Waldbaum’s and Pathmark locations on Long Island bought by Wakefern from A&P. In February, ShopRite stores opened in a former Pathmark location in Bethpage and a former Waldbaum’s in Deer Park. A ShopRite in the former Waldbaum’s on Sunrise Highway in Massapequa is expected to open during the summer after renovations, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.
“We are really excited to open another great ShopRite store on Long Island, this time in New Hyde Park,” Seth Greenfield said in a statement. “We are a family business and we are committed to the families we serve in the communities where our ShopRites operate.”
In addition to a full selection of groceries, the New Hyde Park store will offer prepared meals, salad and olive bars, made-to-order sandwiches, and a cafe with seating and free Wi-Fi access. Customers can also order online and pick up their groceries at the store.
The store will employ close to 300 full- and part-time workers when it opens, a company spokeswoman said. Those interested in applying for positions can visit the store or go to the career opportunities section of shoprite.com.
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, filed in July for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization.
All 51 Waldbaum’s and Pathmark stores operated by A&P on Long Island closed by November. Thirty were purchased by supermarket chains, 20 were turned over to their landlords and one was sold to a real estate company.