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King Kullen Holds 'Soft' Opening

Grand opening set for Dec. 14 following circular distribution.

A new King Kullen opened in Island Park on Nov. 30. The supermarket is located at the foot of the Long Beach Bridge, at  80 Waterfront Blvd., and will hold a grand opening Dec. 14.
A new King Kullen opened in Island Park on Nov. 30. The supermarket is located at the foot of the Long Beach Bridge, at 80 Waterfront Blvd., and will hold a grand opening Dec. 14.

A new King Kullen, located in Island Park near the foot of the Long Beach Bridge, opened for business Nov. 30, after the original date was pushed back due to Hurricane Sandy.

Jeff Prince, assistance vice president of store operations, called it a “soft opening,” and said the grand opening is set for Dec. 14, following the distribution of circulars, contests, giveaways and other forms of advertising the new supermarket.

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The King Kullen — the centerpiece of a 62,675-square-foot development that includes an adjoining shopping center of 10 units at 80 Waterfront Blvd. — was originally scheduled to open Nov. 9, but that plan was derailed after Hurricane Sandy slammed the area Oct. 29. While it lost power, the store avoided flooding.

“We didn’t get any water,” Prince said. “And we had a backup generator.”

Regular store hours are 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. weekdays and Saturday; 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Exclusive to the King Kullen in Island Park is online shopping that includes store pick-up and home delivery. 

Asked about business so far, Prince said: “It’s been surprisingly good.”  

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paul.d.spellman December 06, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Steak and potatoes, who would've thunk it...
Brendan December 06, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Same dinner I'm going to have tonight, but I'll probably just stop at Associated in RVC to get tonight's cow offering.
Eileen M. Tsiapanos December 06, 2012 at 01:43 PM
If I was you, I'd go to RVC's king Kullen instead of Associated just because of prices.
Tideline December 11, 2012 at 01:07 PM
I met the Mgr. who greeted me at the door. The store was clean, well lite and organized. Isles wide enough to maneuver the shopping cart without having to squeeze by anything. I don't know why anyone would shop Waldbaums after trying KK. KK is that good. The parking lot was safe, well lite and had new shopping carts that did not stop unexpectedly poking me in the ribs.
Frankie G. December 11, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Always like a new food store. lol. I'd like to be able to e-mail some Patch articles to friends. Just don't see a function on the page to do so, maybe I'm missing it. Help?

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