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Key Food Stores Co-operative Inc., a Staten Island, N.Y.-based chain of independently owned and operated grocery stores, is opening two stores on Dec. 21: a Food Dynasty location in the New York City borough of the Bronx and a Key Food in Newark, N.J. The latter will have an official grand-opening ceremony in January, which will be attended by Newark’s nationally known mayor, Cory Booker.
The Bronx Food Dynasty store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offer an extensive produce section, fresh meat and deli departments, as well as hot food.
“This store may be small, but it is big on quality,” said store owner Mohammad Abuzahrieh. “We want to serve our community by offering the freshest produce and great savings for all.”
The Newark Key Food represents the co-op’s greater expansion into the state of New Jersey, according to senior director of business development Gino Palummo, who noted, “For the past 75 years we have opened stores predominantly in the five boroughs of New York City.” Key Food has two other stores in the state, both in Jersey City.
The store will offer comprehensive seafood, deli and meat departments, in addition to free parking and an ATM machine.
“We are here to serve our community,” said store manager Ray Ahmad. “We want to give the people of Newark the best deals on the highest-quality food and products around.”
Key Food Stores Co-operative Inc. encompasses more than 125 independently owned and operated grocery stores under the Key Food, Key Food Marketplace, Key Fresh & Natural, Food Dynasty, Food World, Holiday Farm, Locust Valley and Milford Farms banners in all five New York City boroughs, New York’s Long Island, upstate New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.