ShopRite Coming To Belleville

Councilman says ShopRite approved to expand former Pathmark supermarket space at the north end of the Washington Avenue business district and open as early as May 2013.

ShopRite is coming to Belleville!

No longer will shoppers have to drive to Nutley or Bloomfield to get ShopRite specials – say town officials.

Kevin Kennedy, a Belleville councilman, confirmed that a ShopRite is expected to take the former Pathmark space at the end of the Washington Avenue business district.

Pathmark left in October 2010, and Kelly's Liquors moved into the space at 726 Washington Ave. The liquor store will now move across the hall to the left of the large shopping complex in favor of a new ShopRite, according to Kennedy.

The Belleville Planning Board approved an application for the liquor store to move at its most recent June meeting.

The shopping center will be renovated, he said. The Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant will be torn down for the ShopRite and Pizza Hut will remain.

Kennedy said the ShopRite should open by May 2013.

"They're fixing up the inside now," he said.

Kennedy said he did not know of additional businesses coming to the Washington Avenue business district. However, the Motorcycle Mall moved north to a bigger location across from the ShopRite site and the Walgreen’s expanded last year.

The councilman said he hopes additional businesses will be spurred to move to the same area in the future, “The economy is still not getting any better.”

Attorney Robert Gaccione represents the developer bringing the ShopRite to town, and said that the application approved is actually only for the liquor store to move, and nothing else on the plaza, since the supermarket is an approved use.

Deputy Police Chief Mark Minichini is a planning board member, and confirmed that ShopRite will provide security officers as Pathmark had before.

john reese July 09, 2012 at 12:19 PM
i have a question.i need to know if a dunlin donuts will be moving into the new mall where the family dollar is now open?also what else will be coming there as we need some more businesses down at the south end of belleville.
billyubob July 09, 2012 at 04:21 PM
BUT WWHHOOO is the owner going to be?? Same as Nutley?
Matt S July 09, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Thank GOD Pathmark is gone. A&P and Pathmark are not vendor friendly and they forgot that vendors are customers too. I will NEVER SHOP in a Pathmark or A&P and neither willl my family as well. Foodbasics falls into that same list as well. Shoprite will do great there!!
Richard A. Dickon July 10, 2012 at 01:35 PM
I have no information about a dunkin donuts, but for me you can't have too many. I love their coffee!
Richard A. Dickon July 10, 2012 at 01:48 PM
The owner is not yet clear, and the information available so far is more about the move of the liquor store's move, which was handled by Belleville Attorney Robert Gaccione, who I've not been able to get any information from yet, but Councilman Kennedy is very sure about this, and he is very plugged into redevelopment efforts in town. Look for more information as we get it at Patch. Thanks for the comment!
Richard A. Dickon July 10, 2012 at 01:48 PM
I am also a fan of ShopRite, and think it will be good for Belleville. Thanks for the comment!
RC July 11, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Sorry Matt--but I think you are wrong about the service etc. at Food Basics! I Shop at Both there and Shop-Rite and Know the Differences between the two! If you know How to shop--You would deal with both places too!!
Chris February 18, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Do u guys have any applications to.fill ?
Chris February 18, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Joanus February 24, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Is shoprite still coming in may or a later date ?
Rajjina G June 17, 2013 at 03:34 PM
When will they start calling people for work?
Rajjina G June 17, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Are they looking for work now or when they open?
Mark L. Tungol July 08, 2013 at 01:48 PM
I have question When can we applied at this Shop-rite from Belleville I was gonna applied at Nutley I live in Belleville ?
Janet Eastman Pecoraro September 17, 2013 at 10:27 PM
how would I apply for a job at this shoprite?


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