Tuesday, January 4, 2011
ShopRite in the Capital Region
The first hiatus has ended! I for now have material to work with.
I read that ShopRite will probably enter the Capital Region. I heard that it was there in the '60s and '70s, yet my sources say its the first time. I'm all for this either way, as I've only been to ShopRite in the NYC tri-state area. I've heard of it initially from what are now My 9 WWOR and CW 11 WPIX from downstate when they were indie TV superstations on cable. When I lived in the Hudson Valley, I went all the time.
One issue is that no-frills O&O sister store PriceRite have an existing store in Schenectady which I go to on occassion, and may come to my back yard (see earlier article). They try not to be in the same area as ShopRite, even though those are usually franchised.
Possible locations could be:
Menands (ex-Save a Lot)
Colonie (Wolf Road, ex-Barnes & Noble)
Niskayuna (coming soon!)
Its early days right now, so nothing is for sure yet. Watch this space!