Greenburgh will soon be the home of a new Stop & Shop supermarket, providing residents with competitive prices and a grocery location for the northwest part of town.
Town Supervisor Paul Feiner is anxious for the store to open in early 2012. The plans were approved in early 2011 and the construction will begin near the Marriott Hotel later this year.
"It's going to be very positive for the town because of its key location on Route 119," said Feiner. "That area doesn't have a good supermarket. I feel that people like clean, good quality supermarkets."
The new store will be larger than the ShopRite in Edgemont, however the exact square footage is currently unknown.
The opening means that Greenburgh will be home to four supermarkets by 2012, as the Korean grocer H-Mart is expected to open in the former Pathmark location at the end of the summer. A&P on Knollwood Drive and ShopRite on Central Avenue in Edgemont are currently open, with smaller outlets like Trader Joe's and Morton Williams in the fray.
"I find that every time there's good competition, it brings down prices at the other supermarkets," said Feiner. "I'm finding that the prices are pretty competitive between ShopRite and the A&P, but sometimes one has a really great deal. It's price wars. And with another supermarket here, there will be even more price wars, which means that consumers benefit."
Additionally, Feiner is looking to replace the former A&P in the Crossroads Shopping Center with another supermarket to help residents without a vehicle who relied on walking to the location for their groceries.
"It makes people feel that Greenburgh is a community that is dealing with the recession in a positive way," he said. "Our community is thriving in the recession. We're weathering the storm."
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