ShopRite will celebrate the opening of a new store in Wallingford, Conn. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. Scheduled to attend the event are Wallingford’s Mayor William W. Dickinson, Jr. and other civic and community leaders. The new ShopRite of Wallingford will replace the ShopRite of Meriden which will close on June 22 in order to transition to this new location.
The brand-new ShopRite of Wallingford is conveniently located at 846 North Colony Road. At more than 63,000 square feet, the new state-of-the art supermarket will feature some of the industry’s most sustainable technologies, such as energy-efficient lighting and doors on all dairy cases, as well as a storewide recycling and composting program.
The completely renovated ShopRite of Wallingford will also offer area residents a wide selection of quality products and services at ShopRite’s traditional low prices. In addition to a broad array of groceries and fresh produce, the store will have several services that ShopRite customers have come to expect, including: a fresh bake shop; a full-service butcher; fresh seafood delivered seven days a week; a full-service floral department; a prepared foods department featuring hot foods, grilled entrees, a Mediterranean olive bar, a gourmet coffee bar and an in-store sushi chef; as well as an extensive selection of natural and organic products in every department and a wide assortment of gluten-free products. The store will have a pharmacy.
Drust Markets, headed by Donald Drust and his family, opened the ShopRite of Meriden in 1997, faithfully serving the local community by providing ShopRite’s traditional low prices and unmatched customer service. Though the store has relocated to the newer, larger Wallingford location, the Drust family will continue to own and operate the store themselves, lending their everyday personal touch and dedication to serving their loyal customers.
“After many months of renovations, my family and I are excited to finally bring this brand-new, state-of-the-art supermarket to Wallingford,” said Donald Drust, owner of Drust Markets. “Our experience in the Meriden store has allowed us to fine tune our unique combination of low prices and customer service and we look forward to serving our new neighbors and having a positive impact in the community, both inside and outside of the store.”
The ShopRite of Wallingford is located at 846 North Colony Road, Wallingford, Conn. 06492, (203) 626-7760. Store hours are: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.