If you didn’t catch our Facebook post yesterday afternoon- we shared that we stopped in for a sneak peek of the new ShopRite of Bruckner Blvd- which officially opened today June 28th. Some nice features of the new location include easy lunch options towards the front, a huge produce section, full-service meat department, a bakery with onsite cake decorator, fresh store made doughnuts, specialty baked breads daily, and even fresh pastries from Artuso Pastry. Two other awesome additions include an in-store registered dietitian who will be hosting classes and workshops, and a community room that is free and holds up to 40 people for classes, workshops, and more!
Here’s a rundown of what you can expect:
- Bakery Department
The from-scratch fresh bake shop features store made special occasion cakes with an onsite cake decorator, fresh store made doughnuts, specialty breads baked daily including East Indian bread, western rolls and Italian style loafs, local breads from Teixeira’s and Brooklyn Bread Company and hand wrapped corn bread baked fresh in-store. A variety of gourmet cakes, fresh pastries and other sweet treats, including options from Artuso Pastry, are also available.
- Produce Department Including Locally Grown Products
The Produce Department offers the largest variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in the marketplace, delivered seven days per week, including a large selection of organically grown produce from around the corner and around the world, locally grown items delivered fresh from nearby farms and a variety of ethnic products to cater to the store’s diverse customer base. A broad array of hand cut fruits and vegetables is also available, ready to eat at an affordable price point to cut down on recipe prep time or provide convenient grab-and-go snacks.
A Free Fruit for Kids program overseen by the store’s dietitian will allow kids to receive free fruit when they are at the supermarket. Under the program, kids 12 and younger receive a free banana, clementine or other seasonal fruit while shoppingwith a parent or guardian.
- Fresh Seafood Department
The full-service Seafood Department features fresh seafood delivered daily, seven days per week, with safety and freshness standards that are second to none. The store carries dozens of varieties of fresh fish and has seafood specialists available to help with selection and recipe ideas. A variety of grab-and-go and chef-inspired ready to cook items are also available, and its seafood specialists will steam orders for free while customers shop.
- Full Service Meat Department
ShopRite’s Meat Department features fresh beef ground daily, a variety of ethnic options and organic and natural selections, grass fed offerings, ready to cook signature items and simply sourced products including Certified Angus Beef.
- Prepared Foods and Deli Department
Customers can enjoy an assortment of prepared foods and grab-and-go items including Barbacoa, Carnitas, Ribs and Chicken and Rice; fresh-made sushi; eight varieties of fresh soup daily; Boars Head Brand® and Black Bear deli products; sandwiches made to order and hundreds of varieties of domestic and international cheeses and charcuterie.
- Health & Wellness Services
ShopRite’s in-store registered dietitian will offer a range of free health and wellness services to customers, including individual nutrition counseling, shop-a-long store tours, cooking classes, fitness and wellness events and recipe and product recommendations. Customers can make an appointment with the dietitian by calling the store.
The store is also equipped with a community room for hosting community events, classes and more
- Fresh Floral Selection
The Floral Department features a selection of outdoor plants, a small indoor plant program, make-your-own bouquet bunches and experts available to help design and create custom arrangements to brighten any occasion.
- Community Room
The store is also equipped with a community room for hosting community events, classes and more.
With an emphasis on reducing its eco-footprint, the new store will also feature energy-efficient refrigeration and lighting, including glass doors on all dairy and freezer cases and LED lighting throughout the store and its parking lot. The store will also have Bigbelly “smart” trash can units set up outside. The solar powered units use CLEAN management software to control a solar-powered, compacting trash and recycling system to help reduce trash bag use.
ShopRite of Bruckner Boulevard will be open seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. to midnight.