That might not be an actual saying, but in this case it is a literal truth. As the A&P in Morristown winds down after four decades in operation, the ShopRite of Greater Morristown plans to open its doors on Nov. 10 in a grand opening ceremony.
According to Village Super Market’s Annie Sauro the company owns and operates 29 ShopRites in NJ, MD, and PA and number 30 will be the ShopRite of Greater Morristown.
It isn’t actually in Morristown.
The ShopRite of Greater Morristown is being built in Cedar Knolls at the intersection of Horse Hill Road and East Hanover Avenue. Morristown Councilwoman Rebecca Feldman said she saw the new store as an opportunity for jobs for Morristown residents.
“I certainly think they would travel down the road for them,” Feldman said.
Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty said that the A&P lease will be up at the end of 2013, and that once they vacate the work will begin on the much-anticipated Whole Foods.
“Whole Foods will start their work at the beginning of the year,” Dougherty said. “I believe they have begun to pull permits already.”
Whole Foods is anticipated to open in late 2014.
Tell us: Will you miss the A&P? Who will get your business? The new ShopRite? The Kings? Or are you going on a hunger strike until Whole Foods arrives?