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Monday, November 23, 2015

Bloomfield Foodtown Opens Next Week


Bloomfield, New Jersey: Essex County's newest supermarket is preparing for opening day. 

According to owner Jack Shakoor, Jack's Super Foodtown is scheduled to open in Bloomfield on November 30. The store will be located within the new Glenwood Village mixed use residential and commercial development in Bloomfield Center at 296 Glenwood Avenue, between Lackawanna Place and Washington Street. It will include hot food and sushi departments, a deli, a bakery, and a produce department. 

"We set out to put a city type store...and I totally believe we accomplished that", Shakoor told Essex County Place.

The Glenwood Village development also includes a parking garage, bank, and restaurants. The area where the development was built was previously occupied by a row of buildings containing a convenience store, salon, and furniture store.

Stop & Shop, ShopRite, and A&P also operate supermarkets in the township, though the A&P on Belleville Avenue will soon close. Aldi will also open a market on Bloomfield Avenue in the next few years.

This marks a return of Foodtown to Bloomfield, where there used to be a location at 331 Broad Street, where CVS/pharmacy operates now.

Jack's operates additional Foodtown locations in Caldwell, North Arlington, Bergen County, and Wayne, Passaic County. There is another Essex County Foodtown in Cedar Grove, though it is owned by a different company. 

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