Grocery store openings are not usually peak experiences for journalists. But this morning’s opening of the new Fairway Market on Rt. 46 in Woodland Park was something of an exception. I discovered this wasn’t going to be any ordinary opening during my first circle around the parking lot to find a space, and confirmed it when I passed a line of literally hundreds of excited customers, who started lining up at 8 a.m. in order to get a chance at free t-shirts and free shopping bags as well as an early peek at the grocery store when it opened at 11 a.m.
Grocery store? Did I say grocery store? Yes Fairway is a grocery store — you can buy milk there, and toilet paper — but it’s more like foodie playground of Costco-like size, with an olive oil tasting bar and barrels of coffee beans from all over the world, to name but two of the attractions. And now Baristavillians don’t have to travel all the way to Paramus for their Israeli Teriyaki.
And what grocery store opening on the 68th anniversary of D-Day would be complete without a few musical numbers by The American Bombshells?
Fairway Market is now open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily in the Kohl’s Shopping Center at 510 US 46 West and Browerton Rd. Visit their website here.