NEWARK - Shoppers in one Newark neighborhood are getting a big upgrade.
ShopRite is opening a store inside a previously abandoned building, providing jobs and more options for groceries. Residents tell News 12 New Jersey that they are excited to see the store moving in to an otherwise barren area.
The opening will bring more than 300 jobs to the store, and will bring two restaurants and a bank into the soon-to-be developed shopping center. Officials with ShopRite say a housing project is also in the works.
"Newark is an under-served community," says Neil Greenstein, owner and operator of the future ShopRite. "There are a lot of residents there that don't have access to full-service supermarkets."
The ShopRite will be only the second full-size supermarket in the Newark area in the last 40 years. Construction is scheduled to be completed by late 2014.