ShopRite of Bayonne Re- Opens To Crowds and Plenty of Smiles
Pictured Cutting the Ribbon with Bayonne’s Mayor Smith is Larry Inserra Jr. (L) of Mayor Smith ( ShopRiteÂ ) andÂ members of the Â Inserra family: (Far left) Maria Inserra Larsen; Laura Inserra Dupont; Lindsey Inserra; Carl Inserra Jr.; plus Al Terry; and Carl Terry; Â and Bayonne Council President;Â Vincent LoRe, Â Councilman; Terrence Ruane, and Former Mayor and NJ StateÂ Assemblyman and Commissioner of Consumer Affairs; Joe Doria, and family and friends of the Inserra Family, Â ShopRite of Bayonne’s store manager Peter Cavo .
On Friday December 4th , 2009 ShopRite on Avenue C. in Bayonne had its official Grand Opening since closing last March. LocatedÂ between 25th and 26th Streets in Bayonne constructionÂ began 9 months ago to make room for a new Super Shoprite thatÂ now includes a 4000 sq.ftÂ Â liquor store, Pharmacy,Â Electronics Department, Bread Bar, Sushi Bar, Floral department, Dinning area and an expanded Bake Shop. Once inside you also will notice wider aisles. Â The Â 70,000 sq. ft. store also has an underground parking facility that can accommodate 118 cars and on street parking has also expanded to accomomdate 89 cars.
Crowds started forming in anticipation of Fridays Grand Opening from 6am in the morning. By 9am’s Ribbon Cutting cermemony several hundred shoppers waited on line outside for the official opening.
On hand to cut the ribbon along with Mayor Smith of Bayonne and the Inserra Family; owners of the Shoprite, were a large contingent of local politicians and friends and family of the Inserra family.
“Â CherylÂ Walters who waited with the hundreds of excited shoppers said ” My family has been going to ShopRite as long as I can remember, these past months we have been going to the one in Downtown, Jersey City. I am so happy this one is up and running again. It’s a great store.”