In the parking lot of the new Market Basket at Northgate Monday morning, workers outside were spiffying up the outside and moving carriages inside – but they weren’t getting much done in between having to answer numerous questions from the excited passers-by, many that are greatly anticipating this Sunday’s (Oct. 26) opening at 7 a.m.
“Are you open today?” exclaimed one woman.
“Not yet ma’am,” said the worker. “Sunday.”
“Are you going to have the chicken there that I always buy at the other stores?” she asked.
“We’ll have everything you need ma’am,” reassured the worker.
She replied, “Well, I can’t wait until Sunday.”
And neither can anyone else.
For more than a year, the Market Basket store has sat finished, but unoccupied. During that time the company went through some internal strife that resulted in a positive change within the ownership structure and an even greater affinity than already existed between loyal customers and the company.
All of that’s over with now, and Market Basket officials William Marsden and David McLean happily announced on Monday that the Revere Market Basket would open for business at 7 a.m. Oct. 26, with an official Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30.
“We’re just really pleased to be here in Revere,” said Marsden, director of operations, on Monday in between fine tuning the new Revere location. “We know that we’ve served a lot of Revere customers for quite a few years in our Chelsea location and we think they’ll be pleased with what we have to offer here in Revere. We’re pleased with the support from the community, Mayor Dan Rizzo and the city councillors. They’ve all been very positive. We did experience a delay in opening this store and we’re sorry for that, but we’re here now and are proud to be part of the community and look forward to this new relationship.”
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