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Fairway Market Said to Expand to N.Y.'s Westchester County

Gourmet supermarket Fairway Market reportedly plans to open a store in the Westchester County town of Pelham Manor in mid to late 2009.

Fairway owner Howie Glickberg told Westchester newspaper the Journal News that he has signed a lease on a 75,000-square-foot site formerly occupied by Kmart. "That whole area is underserved by food markets," he noted.

According to Glickberg, at least a few thousand people travel south from Westchester on a weekly basis to shop at his store in the Harlem section of Manhattan.

The company is searching for other locations in Westchester, but nothing else has been finalized.

The Pelham Manor store will bring the number of the company's stores to six. Fairway currently operates four supermarkets in Manhattan, Long Island, and Brooklyn, with a fifth set to open in Paramus, N.J. about six months from now.

The Pelham Plaza shopping center, where the store will be located, is in the midst of an 18-month multimillion-dollar environmental cleanup by utility company Consolidated Edison.

New York-based Fairway is marking its 75th anniversary this year.
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