Tell Us: Will ShopRite Be Successful at Former Foodtown Location on Route 35 in Hazlet?
Where one corporate grocery store failed, another intends to open.
ShopRite intends to open their doors at the location of the old Super Foodtown on Route 35 in Hazlet, according to a report by the Asbury Park Press.
Foodtown was opened in 2009, making it one of 10 Foodtown stores in Monmouth and Ocean counties operated by the Azzolina and Scaduto families. When they closed their doors in February 2012, the company said intense competition and the downturn in the econmy was to blame for the store's failure to thrive.
"There's clearly a saturation of retailers in that area," said Scaduto in December 2011. "Unfortunately it did not work out."
The now-vacant building is located on Route 35 and Hazlet Avenue, next to Staples. There are several grocery stores within a mile or so, including Pathmark, Aldi, Costco and Stop & Shop.
According to the report on APP.com, ShopRite would not be ready to open for several months.
Tell us: Do you think ShopRite will be more successful than Super Foodtown? Is there a need for a food store in that area?