In May, ShopRite of North Poughkeepsie hinted at an opening and suggested interested people follow the supermarket's official Facebook page as they "prepare to open."
On May 24, ShopRite of North Poughkeepsie announced they "can't wait" to open. While an official opening date wasn't announced, officials said the supermarket will open "very soon."
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The name has since changed on Facebook to "ShopRite of Poughkeepsie-Fairview." Four months passed and the supermarket still has not opened with no opening date announced, until now.
On Monday, to the delight of many, officials confirmed ShopRite of Poughkeepsie-Fairview will open on Sunday, Oct. 3.
"We are very excited to announce that our store will open for business on October 3!!! Additional details about our grand opening ceremony will be shared prior to opening day, and we can't wait to see you at the store," ShopRite of Poughkeepsie-Fairview wrote on Facebook.
The 64,000-square-foot supermarket is expected to add more than 200 jobs, officials say. The ShopRite will feature an array of private-label, national brand and organic offerings, and 14 self-checkout lanes. It will also offer ShopRite from Home®, where customers order online and can pick up their groceries at the store or have them delivered.
Hudson Valley Post reached out multiple times to ShopRite officials for comment on the delayed opening and asked for an opening date but we have yet to get a response.
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