A Market Basket supermarket will open on Universal Boulevard off of Route 2 in 2021, making it the second one in Rhode Island. According to a press release by Demoulas Super Markets, Inc., which owns the Market Basket supermarket chain, the store will be
A Market Basket supermarket will open on Universal Boulevard off of Route 2 in 2021, making it the second one in Rhode Island.
According to a press release by Demoulas Super Markets, Inc., which owns the Market Basket supermarket chain, the store will be 89,000 square-feet, with construction beginning immediately. The site was previously occupied by a Sam’s Club that closed in 2016 and an At Home store that moved its storefront to the Rhode Island Mall.
Market Basket is a Massachusetts-based supermarket chain with 81 stores across New England and five more currently under construction, according to the press release. The company announced earlier this year that they would open their first Rhode Island location at 1300 Hartford Ave. in Johnson in 2021. The Warwick store would be their second location in the state.
“I am thrilled to welcome Market Basket to Warwick,” Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon said in a press release. “Our city’s central location in the state, combined with our growing business climate, continue to make Warwick a natural choice for multiple companies looking to expand their reach in the Ocean State. As Mayor, one of my top priorities is continuing to strengthen Warwick’s economic development; bringing in a thriving business like Market Basket not only delivers excellent products and service to our great city, it draws activity into Warwick and its other fine businesses.”
“We know there are many very good local, regional, and national food retailers in Rhode Island and we are just pleased to have the opportunity to offer Warwick and the surrounding communities another option,” said Arthur T. Demoulas, President & CEO of Demoulas Super Markets, Inc. “We are also happy that we will soon be able to provide a more convenient option to the many Rhode Island residents who have been driving a longer distance to our stores in neighboring Massachusetts for their Market Basket shopping experience.”