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Fresh & Green’s opens in downtown Baltimore

Downtown Baltimore’s former Superfresh store reopened Friday, albeit a couple of hours later than officials said it would, with its new name, Fresh & Green’s, and new ownership.

Fresh & Green’s is owned by Scarsdale, N.Y.-based Mrs. Green’s Management Corp., which recently bought 10 local Superfresh stores in a joint venture. The  store at Charles and Saratoga streets was mostly full of inventory and new produce Friday.

Many of Superfresh’s employees who re-applied for jobs were hired at the new store, said Matt Williams, CEO of parent company Natural Market Restaurants Corp., which owns the Mrs. Green’s chain.

An employee of Mrs. Green’s had announced Thursday that the store would open at 9 a.m. Friday, but employees had to turn away potential customers at the appointed hour because the store wasn’t yet ready for its soft opening.

At 11 a.m., the store opened to a steady trickle of lunchtime customers.

Shanelle Knight, a former cashier at Superfresh now rehired for Fresh & Green’s, was handing out fliers and coupons to customers walking into the store to promote the opening.

“I hope this will be a successful location,” Knight said. “A lot of our old customers are happy to see the friendly faces and see us back, a lot of people are happy we’re opening again.”

The former Superfresh at Charles Plaza had closed by 6 p.m. Tuesday. The 36 hours before Friday’s reopening were spent restocking and cleaning up the store, as well as bringing in managers and employees, Williams said. The quick turnaround was harried because the company didn’t want to interrupt store service to the area, he said.

“To do that for the staff and the customers sends the message that we’re immediately open for business,” Williams said.

Superfresh’s parent company, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc. in Montvale, N.J., runs supermarket chains under six names in eight states in the Northeast and Washington, D.C. The company has been trying to sell 25 Superfresh stores, mostly in the Baltimore area. A&P was successful in finding buyers for 12 of its 25 stores.

8 comments

  1. Really glad to see Fresh & Green’s opening so quickly.

    With most of the great Super Fresh staff in place, already there is a feeling of family. A seamless transition makes for a better shopping experience

  2. I’m happy to still have a grocery store in the area where I live, but equally as happy that many of Super Fresh’s friendly and courteous employee’s retained their jobs as well!

  3. I went inside a Fresh & Greens store yesterday afternoon in Parkville where the old Superfresh was. I almost thought that I was in Superfresh again because it almost looked the same. The products were all the same with the exception of the store brand products. Instead of the America’s Choice brand you saw at all the Superfresh stores, you something called The Best Yet.

  4. Well I am glad we do have a market in Parkville shopping ctr but I don’t like it so much. It has a empty feeling, prices are much higher than SuperFresh, the deli luncheon meats is not so good. It appears that something is missing.

  5. I hope Fresh & Green’s is comparable to Wegmans. I LOVE Wegmans, but Hunt Valley and Belair are way too far for me to hike for groceries. If Fresh & Green’s has ready-to-eat gourmet foods like Wegmans, I’ll be shopping there every night for meals. The grocery side of Wegmans saves you a lot of money, too. I know because I compared shopping there to shopping at B.J.’s and Shoppers and Wegmans beat their prices every time!

  6. I hope Fresh & Green’s is comparable to Wegmans. I LOVE Wegmans, but Hunt Valley and Belair are way too far for me to hike for groceries. If Fresh & Green’s has ready-to-eat gourmet foods like Wegmans, I’ll be shopping there every night for meals. The grocery side of Wegmans saves you a lot of money, too. I know because I compared shopping there to shopping at B.J.’s and Shoppers and Wegmans beat their prices every time! So, I hope Fresh & Green’s will keep their grocery prices low all the time, too. I live 5 minutes from the Parkville store and hope it’s a success!

  7. Hello Merry Christmas to everyone, I am very interested in employment with your company. I live in parkville and I was amazed by the name change and that alot of the superfresh employees are still there. I have worked for WEGMANS in HUNT VALLEY in the SEAFOOD DEPT. for 5 years part time. I started 9/5/2005 till 12/20/2010. I am looking for part time weekend work 8 hour days if possible. You can reach me at 410-218-3568. Merry Christmas to Everyone Hope to here from you soon Jack Landsman

  8. I was in your store on North Charles street. I was somewhat besided myself. A clerk – a one Ms. Barbara saw me fumbling with my bags and came over to help me. She was very kind and could obviously see I was somewhat emotional. I an alone fo the first time in 56 years and it meant everything to me for a perfect stranger to attempt to sooth some of my pain. God Bleass this young woman and I pray that you know what a credit she is to your store.

    Mr. Stephen Wroblesku

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