Fairway Market coming to NJ

3/3/2009:

Several Hoboken411 readers were quite excited that Fairway Market is coming to this side of the Hudson River. While not too close to Hoboken (Paramus, NJ), may be a bit easier to get to if you have a car and want to purchase many items.

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“Like no other market”

“Professional captain and licensed commercial fisherman with 42 years experience will bring the freshest fish at the best prices to new Fairway Market in Paramus opening March 25, 2009.

Tony Maltese, seafood director for Fairway Market, inspects every single piece of fish before it gets to any of the stores and freshness is always the absolute priority. “What makes Fairway seafood unique is the way we buy our fish, “said Maltese, who has been with Fairway for more than nine years. “It comes directly from the source delivered seven days a week. We don’t get one pound from the Fulton Fish Market; we buy direct for quality and for price.”

Customers will be dazzled by the seafood selection in the new Fairway, opening on March 25, 2009, in the Fashion Center on Rt. 17N and Ridgewood Avenue. There will be more than 50 varieties of fish – red snapper from the Bahamas, striped bass, blue fish and cod from Long Island, salmon from Norway and Scotland, live Maine lobsters, fresh domestic white shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico, halibut from Alaska – just to name a few.”

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bmacqueens
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I forgot to mention … miserable road access. Not that it’s cut off, but it’s not intuitive. Get out your GPS until you learn how to navigate your way into this place. It’s surprisingly close to the Garden State Parkway, but only if you know how to navigate the last 1/2 mile. Beware turning left, trying to get back to the GSP.

bmacqueens
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I checked out the new Fairway today. It’s on Rt. 17 North at Ridgewood Ave. (Rd.?), a tiny bit past Paramus Park mall going north. MOB SCENE. Trust me, you will not regret this — wait a weekend before going, give the crowds a week to die down. The place was absolutely packed. I was there during the middle of the day. There were lots of alter kockers and their meshugganeh bubbe wives. If you can’t deal with the old folks on the UES of Manhattan then stay away, at least for a few days until the fuss passes. Best line of the day, by one alter kocker to his wife, who even looked annoying. “I don’t care, just do what you want.” Tempers were starting to flare, understandably, because it was so crowded. Verdict about the store — big. Lots of variety in a good way, at some surprisingly low prices. It’s like a cross between Stew Leonard’s and Whole Foods, not nearly as deep into the organic hippy-dippy thing as W.F. Organic veggies are far outnumbered in quantity by the conventional stuff, which looks better than the veggies almost anywhere else I’ve been in New Jersey. Even allowing for the possibility of loss leader pricing for the grand opening, prices were great. 99-cents for red and yellow peppers. $1/ea. for avocados. Milk at $1.75/gal. Four decent grapefruits for a single dollar. (Wow!) A nice loaf of crusty, fresh baked rye, custom sliced, for $1.50 or something crazy like… Read more »
Springtime
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Springtime

[quote comment=”140424″][quote comment=”140413″]Oh, and another thing to be excited about: I’ve found really first rate fish at the UWS location–often better (and always cheaper) than Citarella next door. It will be great to have such a selection of fresh fish relatively close since the only really good fish I’ve gotten in Hoboken is at Sobsey’s which is very expensive with limited selection. I usually go to 9th Street to Citarella but it’s so expensive.[/quote]

I really appreciate this information. And I miss the upper West side (worked there for a long time).

Can’t wait ’til Fairway opens up.[/quote]

You are welcome. It was funny–when I lived there (and my family still does–my Dad shops there every day and he is a real penny-pincher) people were sometimes surprised to even consider Fairway for fish!

mooshu
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mooshu

[quote comment=”140413″]Oh, and another thing to be excited about: I’ve found really first rate fish at the UWS location–often better (and always cheaper) than Citarella next door. It will be great to have such a selection of fresh fish relatively close since the only really good fish I’ve gotten in Hoboken is at Sobsey’s which is very expensive with limited selection. I usually go to 9th Street to Citarella but it’s so expensive.[/quote]

I really appreciate this information. And I miss the upper West side (worked there for a long time).

Can’t wait ’til Fairway opens up.

mooshu
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mooshu

[quote comment=”140395″]I guess Fairway didn’t grease enough palms to open in Hoboken. Neither did Trader Joe’s. :|[/quote]

Guess not.

Sigh.

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