Slingerlands ShopRite opening at end of September

vista technology campus signShopRite announced today that its new store at the Vista Technology Campus in Slingerlands (on Route 85) will open September 30. (press release post jump)

The store is the third of four the chain is aiming to open in this area. A Niskayuna location opened a year ago and the Albany location opened in April. A fourth location is planned for Colonie. Coincidentally or not (probably not), all those spots are close to Price Chopper locations. In fact, the Slingerlands location is literally right across the road from the Chopper there. [Biz Review]

The chain says the new store will offer the "ShopRite from Home" delivery service. That's apparently been popular here -- the company is expanding its Niskayuna store to make more room for the service. [Biz Review]

Interesting non-grocery bit: ShopRite says the Slingerlands location will include a park and ride lot for CDTA routes #13 (New Scotland Ave) and #18 (Delaware Ave). Both those routes run into downtown Albany.

Earlier on AOA: Delivery! Comparing ShopRite from Home and Price Chopper Shops4U

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SHOPRITE TO OPEN ITS NEW SUPERMARKET IN SLINGERLANDS ON SEPTEMBER 30
Touts Expansive Variety, Superior Quality of Foods, Services and Exceptional Customer Service
Slingerlands, NY (September 6, 2012) - ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., which operates 31 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey, including recently opened locations in Niskayuna and Albany, NY, today announced that the grand opening of its new 65,000 sq. ft. full-service ShopRite of Slingerlands, located at the Vista Technology Campus at Vista Boulevard (Lagrange Road) off Route 85 in Slingerlands, will take place on Sunday, September 30.
In addition to a broad array of groceries, fresh produce and locally sourced products, the store will have the services that ShopRite customers have come to expect including: a wide variety of meats and fresh seafood; on-premise bake shop; salad bar; full-service floral department; and pharmacy, as well as a broad selection of ethnic and international foods and natural and organic products in every department. The store will also offer a wide assortment of prepared foods including a Gourmet Coffee Bar, fresh salad, hot food and Mediterranean Olive bars and a selection of Japanese and Chinese specialties for dining in or taking out, as well as fresh-made sushi.
For the convenience of its customers, the ShopRite of Slingerlands will offer ShopRite from Home delivery service as well as the free services of an on-site Registered Dietitian to help customers shop for healthy choices or specific diets. A unique feature of the ShopRite of Slingerlands will be the presence of a Wi-Fi lounge, where shoppers can have lunch or enjoy a cup of coffee while browsing the Internet on their personal devices.
Additionally, for the convenience of its shoppers, ShopRite has partnered with the CDTA to establish a shared use park and ride lot for commuters. CDTA bus Route 13 New Scotland and Route 18 Delaware Avenue will also serve the Vista campus 7 days a week.
The new store will feature the latest energy-saving and sustainable technologies in refrigeration and lighting, including glass doors on the dairy and freezer cases, LED and T-8 lighting and environmentally friendly refrigerant systems.
"We are pleased to announce ShopRite's continued expansion with the opening of our new Slingerlands location," said Dave Figurelli, President and Chief Operating Officer of ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. "We want to thank the Capital Region for its support while we continue to provide exceptional customer service, variety, value and low prices to shoppers in the region. We look forward to becoming your neighborhood ShopRite."

Find It

ShopRite Slingerlands
LaGrange Rd
Slingerlands, NY 12159

Comments

I've used ShopRite home delivery a couple of times and have been very impressed with the fresh produce and meat, free delivery, and excellent service. Won me over from the Chopper.

Slingerlands passed up on Target and Walmart, so I'm surprised ShopRite didn't expand their nonfood offerings at this store... Glad that CDTA is adding a bus shelter and stop there, so I don't have to try to walk across 85 :) (Although, does this mean 13 won't be able to run on Holland Ave anymore and have to use Madison instead to get to New Scotland? The 734 is being eliminated soon, AFAIK...)

I wonder what other stores/restaurants they're putting in this same general plaza... probably a bank/credit union, a liquor store, a drug store (CVS? Walgreens?), dollar store, some burger/pizza joint, maybe a Starbucks or even (please) Jamba Juice...

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