Newark Welcomes First Supermarket In Over 20 Years
NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — For the first time in over two decades a new supermarket has opening in Newark’s Central Ward.
Mayor Cory Booker was on hand Tuesday morning for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Food Depot on First Street.
The 31,000-square-foot store will not only give neighborhood residents another place to shot but it is also expected to provide about 100 permanent jobs.
Booker said the supermarket is part of a wider initiative to combat so-called “food deserts” – which are areas where options to buy affordable and healthy fresh foods are limited.