When Weis Markets open later this year, they may find it tough to crack Hillsborough's grocery business.
Hillsborough has long had more than one grocery store in town—but for many people, it's just a technical point: The ShopRite in Nelson's Corner rules the local grocery market like Justin Beiber rules pop music. Sure, some may hit the specials at Stop and Shop, or grab some fresh fruit at the 206 Farmer's Market, but the big money rings up at ShopRite. Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets thinks they see an opening in Hillsborough, an opportunity for a store offering a different take on the grocery business. Do you think it will work? Will you shop at the Weis Market when it opens later this year? Take our poll and tell us if you're counting the days or counting the coupons to take to ShopRite this weekend.
Weis Market begins preparation work to open fourth New Jersey store.
Sunbury, Pa.-based Weis Markets is preparing the former Pathmark store in Hillsborough to re-open as the company's fourth New Jersey location sometime later this year. "We have two locations scheduled to open in the first half of the year, and two later in the year," company spokesman Dennis Curtin said. He couldn't confirm which group the Hillsborough store is in, but noted the company is planning a "multi-million dollar project" to "bring it up to our standards," and to have the decor and store layout match the company's trademark appearance. Weis Markets operates 163 stores in five states, including 25 in Maryland, 11 in upstate New York and three currently open in New Jersey (Hackettstown, Newton and Franklin Borough in Sussex County…