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.
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.”