Fairway Market Will Anchor The Shops At Nanuet

Specialty food retailer plans fall of 2013 opening


Simon Property Group, Inc., announced today Fairway Market, the specialty food retailer, has agreed to become an anchor at the new Shops at Nanuet.  Fairway Market’s 66,000 square foot store, the first in Rockland County, is expected to open with the project in the fall of 2013.  It is the first Fairway Market in the Simon portfolio.

“We believe that the Shops at Nanuet is among the best retail locations in all of Rockland County,” said Charles Santoro, chairman of Fairway Market. “This collaboration of Fairway Market and the ‘World’s Leading Retail Real Estate Company’ will create a wonderful shopping experience for the residents of this region.”

Thomas Schneider, executive vice president at Simon, said the demolition of the Nanuet Mall, which is now in progress, is right on schedule with full demolition to be completed in mid-August. Site work for the new construction commenced this week and work on the building foundations for the new buildings will begin in late August.

“We’re thrilled that Fairway Market is coming to Shops at Nanuet,” said Schneider. “We believe their arrival is an extremely auspicious beginning in reestablishing this property as a great retail and entertainment destination.”

Fairway is a 79-year-old brand in specialty food retailing. Its stores stock an assortment of organic and traditional produce, organic, specialty, traditional, and kosher groceries, fresh meat and fish. Fairway offers full service catering, on-premises bakery, on-premises coffee roasting, more than 600 varieties of cheese and 100 varieties of olive oil. 

Fairway Market has been listed among Inc.’s top 5,000 fastest growing private companies for the past four years. Currently there are nine food locations in the tri-state area employing more than 4,000 people, as well as two Fairway Wine & Spirit super stores.

Back in December, Patch asked its readers which grocery store they'd prefer in a . Fairway and Stew Leonards had most of the votes while Whole Foods trailed behind with only about 20 percent of the votes. However, many readers who commented were a big Trader Joe's fan. 

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 100 Company, the world’s leading retail real estate company and the largest real estate company in the world.  The company currently owns or has an interest in 337 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 245 million square feet.

EBM May 03, 2012 at 05:49 PM
When will we get a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods? Then we will be complete!
Bill May 03, 2012 at 05:50 PM
You sound like my former next door neighbor, who asked me how I liked the area. I complained about lack of choice in grocery stores in our area, and he told me "how many places do you need to buy Corn Flakes". Last time I ever spoke to him. If you do not appreciate the value that having Fairway in your neighborhood brings, you are not their target customer.
Amy Marchese Anthony May 03, 2012 at 05:53 PM
YES! This is some of the best news (for me!) since moving to Rockland from the UWS!
Bill May 03, 2012 at 06:25 PM
They have a great kosher butcher as well.
Michele Ruina May 03, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Yeah, only you have to take out a home equity loan to shop there! Fairway has reasonable prices and hard to find products. Thrilled we'll no longer be driving to Jersey for many of our family's staples.
John Gromada May 03, 2012 at 07:58 PM
"Whole Paycheck" you mean. Fairway is far superior in quality, selection and price.
Kitty May 03, 2012 at 08:03 PM
You're so right, Amy! We just moved here from the city (Gramercy area) as well and I'm so excited about Fairway. Now, I just wish they can open some better restaurants in the area.
Rhea Vogel May 03, 2012 at 10:53 PM
YEAH FAIRWAY!! I was raised on the Upper West Side and Fairway is a great market!! I go to the one on 125th St. all the time. I am so excited. And they have good, fresh and healthy food and gourmet and organic and seafood and ... I am getting hungry!!!
mitchell green May 03, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Big deal nothing great about fairway and you want a supermarket with all shopping stores I think uta a bad idea ans fairway is supper over priced i would have like Wegmans instead
mitchell green May 03, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Not a big deal fairway is overpriced and has nothing great to other supper markets i wish we got wegman's then we can talk Plus why would you want a supper market in a shopping mall.?Tell me when you have seen that at any other shaopping mall you haven't .!!!!!! Bad move
John Gromada May 04, 2012 at 12:01 AM
re: restaurants- what are you looking for and where have you been thus far? we have some good ones- have to know where to look...
Kitty May 04, 2012 at 12:13 AM
I know there are some good restaurants in Piermont (have yet to try), but most others are either chains or sub par strip mall spots. Where are the good ones?
willina May 04, 2012 at 01:04 AM
although it is a newer trend you may not have seen, it's awesome to have any kind of supermarket where you do other shopping. although i'm not thrilled with the quality, i find myself buying food at target all the time because it is one stop shopping.
Robin Traum (Editor) May 04, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Mitchell The Fairway in Paramus is located in a shopping mall.
Rhea Vogel May 04, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Kitty, You should try Union and Antoine McGuires on New Main St in Haverstraw - Both are EXCELLENT and if you want some authentic Puerto Rican cuisine for takeout try San Juan in New City across from the Court House. Also on Second St. in New City - really good Thai take out at Thai Family. And don't forget Restaurant X in Congers! And Hudson House and Velo in Nyack. We have some great restaurants!!
Rhea Vogel May 04, 2012 at 02:35 AM
The Commissary in Tappan, Freelance, Xaviars & Sidewalk Bistro in Piermont, Joe and Joes, Kwan Thai and Quinta Steak House in Pearl River Miso Nara Sushi in New City, Sakana Sushi in Nanuet - Kitty - There are lots of options an non of these are chains.
MJ Perna May 04, 2012 at 02:35 AM
I heard PF Chang and Bobby Flays hamburger restaurant are coming too
Kim Tran May 04, 2012 at 03:34 AM
If you want a list of some good restaurants to try in the area, why not start with the places that participated in the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week back in March? There are 17 Rockland ones that participated http://patch.com/A-r80N
William Demarest (Editor) May 04, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Trader Joe's definitely would be another good addition in Rockland, although World Market on Route 59 does provide a nice alternative for food shopping. Lots of good stuff ... and, wow, some great steaks!
Scott Walters May 04, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Humorous to note how many people are pumped up for high end stores like Fairway, etc. to land at the 'Shops of Nanuet'. This is exactly what I have been trumpeting for years in the 'old mall'. They wouldn't have even eeded to tear it down. LOL
Ben May 04, 2012 at 04:10 PM
I'm sorry, but does anyone edit this stuff??? Patch is so awful it is insulting... "However, many readers who commented were a big Trader Joe's fan. " REALLY?? Were you absent every day in fourth grade?!
Mairebee May 04, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Hope those Westchester, Grammercy and Upper WestSiders will be sure to support this new venture! My family and I have to watch prices and make ends meet in this awful economy, so we'll stick with good ol' Shop Rite where we can also get good, fresh wholesome food! Gourmet? Don't need or want it.
Maria Daggett May 05, 2012 at 12:51 AM
I didnt' really understand why they had to actually tear down the mall in the first place. I've never shopped at Fairway but i've heard it's awesome. I've been to a Stew Leonards and I think they're similar. Trader Joes is nice but Nyack's Old World Market is fine. Wegmans is too far out of this area. They supply stores daily and it's too far a delivery ride. Worried about the higher food prices though - is Fairway more expensive for items than Stop and Shop or Shop Rite?
Tony T May 05, 2012 at 10:47 AM
People in Rockland make me laugh....there are real issues and events that are covered in the Patch and effect our quality of life and pocket book and there is not one comment her we get 40 comments on the opening of a supermarket!!!
jody Bauer May 05, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I am so excited about Fairway coming to Nanuet. As a Realtor, this is going to be absolutely wonderful for this part of the County. Count me in!! Jody Landman-Bauer Better Homes And Gardens Rand Realty
Smitty Chesterfield May 05, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Tony T - don't forget about the 100 people passionately voting for the best pizza in Rockland. Bottom line - we're doomed
Smitty Chesterfield May 05, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Correction...217 votes for best pizzeria
Liz Ceravolo May 25, 2012 at 04:45 AM
I love the Fairway idea, but the yoga is a must too
Anthony Reid August 22, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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