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SuperFresh replaces Pathmark in Irvington center

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The new SuperFresh at the Lyons Plaza shopping center in Irvington.
The new SuperFresh at the Lyons Plaza shopping center in Irvington. - ()

A new SuperFresh supermarket has opened at Lyons Plaza in Irvington, according to real estate developer Eastman Companies.

The 48,720-square-foot supermarket, part of the Key Food Stores cooperative, takes the place of a former Pathmark in the 78,000-square-foot neighborhood shopping center, a joint venture of the Livingston-based Eastman Companies, Samuel Pepper of Metropolitan Mortgage & Realty Inc. and the Arlyn/Lysar Companies.

“We look forward to providing shoppers with the variety, freshness and quality for which Key Food is known, along with exceptional levels of customer service,” James Lee, the store’s general manager, said in a prepared statement. “Lyons Plaza’s Essex County location presented a wonderful opportunity to create a grocery environment where those who live and work in the community can shop comfortably and also benefit from prices that are more competitive than other supermarkets in the area.”

The shopping center is located at the intersection of Lyons Avenue in Irvington and Fabyan Place in Newark.

“We are thrilled to welcome SuperFresh to Lyons Plaza,” Peter Schofel, Eastman’s managing partner, said in a statement. “The store fills a void left by the closing of Pathmark, and in a very short period of time has generated considerable community excitement, as well as increased consumer traffic to the center. This is a strong and successful grocery operator that knows how to accommodate the communities in which its stores are located. We are confident SuperFresh will contribute to the ongoing success of the center for years to come.”

Florian Suserman and Stephanie Harris of Ripco Real Estate Corp. represented the landlord in the deal, while David Brecher and Robert Capatina of Space Realty Services Inc. represented the tenant.

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