Star Market opened their new store location at the Hub on Causeway on Friday morning, complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony and free samples throughout the store.
The new supermarket features a Starbucks and convenience store layout on the first floor with a large selection of grab-and-go lunches available for the active consumer. The main floor, down the escalator, hosts the bulk of the approximately 60,000 square feet that the location boasts in space.
Alongside the traditional shopper, the Hub on Causeway Star Market provides selections for the on-the-go consumer with a variety of prepared meals and hot foods available. A North End staple, Regina Pizzeria, offers delicious slices of pizza. Customers can also enjoy fresh sushi made daily by expert sushi chefs.
The supermarket stocks fresh produce and a large range of natural, gluten free, organic, and local products. There’s a selection of over 300 specialty cheeses along with an assortment of meats and fresh seafood. A large selection of beer, wine, and spirits are also featured.
In addition to the array of products found in the store, there is grocery delivery and pick-up offered by Instacart. A full-service pharmacy can also be found on-site.
“The greatest part about the store though,” said store director Bob Kelly,”are the great people who work here.” He could be found greeting customers warmly and fist-bumping his employees as he lead a tour around the new store. The grand opening fell on an especially important date for him, his 41st year anniversary in the business.
The grand opening was already bustling with curious new shoppers by 8am on Friday morning. Workers jovially handed out roses to those coming and going. The atmosphere was that of excitement as everyone came together to enjoy the area’s new supermarket.