ShopRite to reopen on Feb. 9th

Hoboken ShopRite will reopen to public on February 9th

Relief is on the way for weary supermarket shoppers! The Hoboken ShopRite is planning on reopening on February 9th, 2013.

In addition to a fully remodeled store, they’ll also feature an expanded alcohol section, eat-in dining area as well as section for the latest trend of “gluten-free” products. They’ve also added some flood-mitigation measures to help limit devastation from future storms (which they probably should have done the first time).

Expect your typical political photo-op ribbon-cutting, but be cheerful business will be back to normal again after Hurricane Sandy.

ShopRite in Hoboken NJ to reopen after Hurricane Sandy

Hoboken ShopRite on the ropes after Hurricane Sandy

11/12/2012:

Buzz on the street about the Hoboken ShopRite after Hurricane Sandy – has ranged from “six months to repair” all the way to “condemned, must re-build.”

If I were the property owner here – I’d rebuild. Build a ground-floor parking deck underneath (sort of like the Home Depot in Jersey City), with escalators, stairs and elevators. Much easier to replace a few people-movers than it is an entire store.

Make sense?

11 Responses

  1. rich k says:

    Six months sounds like a long time, even for a gut rehab. Even the best insurance coverage is geared towards getting you re-opened fast. Unless the damage was so complete that all the electrical and plumbing needs to be stripped out I can’t see it taking that long. Only leveling the structure would do that.
    The half dozen plus dumpsters that are rotating in and out are being filled with what sounds to be bottles and cans now, along with shelving and displays. Workers in white “bunny” suits are using shopping carts to move everything out.
    A side note – in the meantime, the parking lot at Shoprite is being used as a staging ground for all the ruined cars. Tow trucks have been delivering cars to the lot in a steady stream, where they are then loaded onto flatbeds three and four at a time.

  2. joey maxim says:

    the developer is not a fool.floods in that area many times but not as bad as this.story has it that a@p will soon go down for the count,rumor ? maybe so..All that will be left is the

    If shoprite goes a@p is left and rumor has it that is on the way..what is left is kings..

    k

  3. hoboken411 says:

    Got word today that the Shoprite hopes to re-open before Christmas.

    • rich k says:

      That sounds like a more reasonable time line for a gut re-gab of a building of this type and use. It is a massive job, but one where many of the building blocks (shelving, refers, etc.) are modular, and can be installed quickly once the core electrical work is done.[quote comment=”218158″]Got word today that the Shoprite hopes to re-open before Christmas.[/quote]

  4. bortz10 says:

    If I was the property owner I’d tear it down and build a Wegman’s

  5. homeworld says:

    You need a poll. What reopens first… Hoboken PATH or Hoboken Shop Rite?

  6. Oldehickory says:

    I heard from an employee who works in the liquor store that his section may not open on 2/9; it may open a little bit after the store re-opens.

  7. nbm3 says:

    I heard they made it flood proof now. Time will tell

  8. happyfurball says:

    I can’t tell you how happy I am that Shoprite is open again. They did a good job with the renovations and they’ve had so many lanes open each time I’ve been in there. I didn’t realize how much I appreciated that store until it was gone for 3 months.

    I also can’t tell you how happy I am that I’ll never (please please please) have to set foot in A&P Hoboken again. It’s worth the walk to the JC location. 😉

  9. homeworld says:

    Bring Back the Salad Bar!

    As it is, the A&P in Jersey City next to Best Buy is still better than our Shop Rite.

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