Family-Owned Grocery Chain Targets December of 2017 for Opening of Modern, 62,042-Square-Foot Store
WYCKOFF, N.J., Aug. 22, 2016 – The Bergen County Superior Court’s Appellate Division has ruled in favor of Inserra Supermarkets’ proposed ShopRite of Wyckoff at the corner of Greenwood and Wyckoff Avenues. In a decision issued on August 18, the Appellate Division unanimously affirmed lower court rulings, dismissing the final three counts in a 14-count objection filed by competitor-objector Stop & Shop. Inserra Supermarkets has successfully turned back every legal challenge at both the Superior Court and Appellate Division levels, and is targeting a December of 2017 opening of a modern, 62,042-square-foot store.
“The entire Inserra Supermarkets family is delighted to finally be that much closer to bringing a state-of-the-art ShopRite to the residents of Wyckoff and the surrounding communities,” said Lawrence Inserra, Jr., chairman and CEO of Inserra Supermarkets. The family-owned grocery chain owns and operates 22 ShopRite stores in New Jersey and New York, and is well recognized as a good corporate citizen.
Inserra Supermarkets had earned the unanimous approval of the Township of Wyckoff’s Planning Board in February of 2013 following 38 public meetings over a three-year period. However, on-going litigation from Stop & Shop has stalled construction and breaking ground on the proposed ShopRite of Wyckoff. Stop & Shop’s appeals of the approvals by the Bergen County Planning Board are still pending.
“As with every other step in the process, be it Wyckoff, Bergen County or the Superior Courts, we are confident that the application of Inserra Supermarkets met every criteria to warrant and sustain all approvals,” said Jim Jaworski, Esq., counsel for Inserra Supermarkets.
Building designs and heights of the planned ShopRite of Wyckoff reflect the historic character and architecture of surrounding commercial and residential buildings. In addition to invoking traditional architecture, installation of almost an acre of new landscaping will significantly enhance the site and exceed the township’s green space requirements.
Established in 1954 by Patsy Inserra as a privately-held family business, Inserra Supermarkets remains true to its roots as a family-owned grocery chain committed to serving families and children. Today, the company owns and operates ShopRites in Bayonne, Emerson, Fair Lawn, Hackensack, Hillsdale, Hoboken, Jersey City, Lodi, Lyndhurst, New Milford, Northvale, North Bergen, Palisades Park, Ramsey, Wallington, Wayne and West Milford in N.J. and in Rockland County, N.Y., in Garnerville, New City, Stony Point, Tallman and West Nyack, as well as a PriceRite store in Garfield, N.J.