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.