COMMUNITY OF HOWARD PARK CELEBRATES A NEW SHOPRITE SUPERMARKET

July 30, 2014

ShopRite of Howard Park set to open July 31, 2014

Baltimore, MD (Howard Park – July 28, 2014) – ShopRite announced today that the grand opening of its newest store, ShopRite of Howard Park, located at 4601 Liberty Heights Avenue in the Howard Park community of Baltimore, MD is planned for Thursday, July 31, 2014.  The store will have a community celebration, followed by a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 31st at 12:00 PM. Festivities at the store will begin at 11:00 am. Scheduled to join the Klein Family, who own and operate this location, are Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Council President Jack Young and civic and religious leaders from the local community. The Klein family operates eight other ShopRite stores in the Harford and Baltimore Counties of Maryland.


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The new ShopRite of Howard Park will offer the local community a broad selection of products and services at ShopRite’s low prices. The 67,000 square foot supermarket will offer a wide array of groceries and fresh produce, meat, seafood, a fresh bake shop, natural, organic and gluten-free products and a full-service pharmacy. The new ShopRite will also feature a selection of ethnic foods, including produce, meat and grocery items from around the world. The store will also offer the convenience of freshly prepared foods for quick and easy meals, including: hot entrees and side dishes, hearty soups, rotisserie and fire grilled chicken and many ready-to-heat items.
 
An exciting feature will be the Q-Care health suite, managed by Park West Health Care System in partnership with non-profit UpLift Solutions. The in-store health suite will provide walk-in convenient and quality health care services for children and adults starting October 2014. Dr. Allen Bennett, CEO of Park West states “The presence of the Park West Q-Care Health Suite within the ShopRite is such an innovation that will ensure even more quality and accessible healthcare for all. This is a first of its kind in the State of Maryland for a Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC)”.
 
The ShopRite of Howard Park will bring 250 new jobs to the local community and will be an integral part of the improvements being made to the landscape of Liberty Heights Avenue. “We are very excited to expand our service further into the city of Baltimore with the opening of a ShopRite in the Howard Park community. We are committed to bringing ShopRite’s unique services and traditional low prices to this new location and look forward to having a positive impact on the community,” states Marshall Klein, Chief Operations Officer of Klein’s Family Markets.

The Klein family opened its first grocery store in Fallston, Maryland in 1925. Now, almost 9 decades later, brothers Andrew, Michael and Howard own and operate eight ShopRite supermarkets throughout Maryland. A fourth generation of the Klein family-Marshall, Sarah, and Stephen are also actively engaged in the family business.
 
WHAT:        Community Celebration and Formal Ribbon Cutting for the New ShopRite of Howard Park
 
WHO:            Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, 
                     City Council President Jack Young, 
                     Andrew, Michael, Howard and Marshall Klein-Klein’s Family Markets, 
                     Jeffrey and Sandy Brown – Brown’s Super Stores
 
WHEN:          Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:00 pm
 
WHERE:        ShopRite of Howard Park
                     4601 Liberty Heights Avenue
                    Baltimore, MD 21207
 
 
About ShopRite  
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States.  With more than 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week.  A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.  Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $33 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $27 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups.  Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.
 
About Klein’s Family Markets
Klein’s Family Markets is headquartered in Forest Hill, MD and operates 9 ShopRite Supermarkets in the Harford and Baltimore Counties of Maryland. They were founded in 1925 by Maurice and Sarah Klein, who later handed down their legacy to their son Ralph and his wife Shirley. The family has continued to operate the original supermarket business for four generations and the ShopRite of Howard Park is their first supermarket located in the city of Baltimore.
 
About UpLift Solutions
UpLift Solutions, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded by Jeff Brown in 2009 as a platform to share his supermarket model and experience, on a national basis. UpLift has pioneered the effort of eliminating areas lacking access to fresh and affordable food in the U.S. by working with government agencies, non-profits and industry to create sustainable environments for underserved communities.  Efforts focus on creating sustainable food systems, health innovations and economic opportunity. For more information, visit www.upliftsolutions.org
 
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