ShopRite Signs Lease for Upstate N.Y. Store

A new full-service ShopRite supermarket is scheduled to open this fall in the upstate town of Niskayuna, N.Y. at the former St. James Square, which will officially be renamed ShopRite Square. The store will be owned and operated by ShopRite Supermarkets Inc. (SRS), which currently has 29 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey.SRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp.

The site will undergo a complete refurbishment and renovation before the planned opening and is expected to occupy a space of more than 55,000 square feet. Columbia Development and BBL Construction, both based In Albany, will work with ShopRite on the renovation and upgrading of the store as well as its surrounding parking areas, entrance roads, lighting and other facilities. About 300 full and part-time employees will work at the Niskayuna location.

Among the features customers can expect at the Niskayuna store are a fresh bake shop; a full-service floral department; an in-store pharmacy; a wide variety of ethnic foods and natural and organic products across every department; prepared foods such as freshly made brick oven pizza; gourmet coffee bars, fresh salad and Mediterranean olive bars; a selection of Japanese and Chinese specialties for dining in or taking out; and a fresh-made sushi bar. The location will also boast a W-Fi lounge; the “ShopRite From Home” delivery service, which shoppers to have grocers brought to their doorsteps or made ready for in-store pickup; and an on-site dietitian to help customers shop for healthy choices or specific diets.

ShopRite will additionally equip the Niskayuna store with cutting-edge energy-efficient and sustainable technologies in refrigeration and lighting, including glass doors on the dairy and freezer cases, LED and T-8 lighting, and environmentally friendly refrigerant systems.

The 47 members of the retail cooperative Wakefern Food Corp. operate more than 230 ShopRite supermarkets in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.

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