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ShopRite comes to Timonium, Lutherville strip mall for sale, tidbits and more (access required)

The shelves will once again be stocked in the grocery at Fairgrounds Plaza in Timonium as a new ShopRite moves in next week. The 57,000-square-foot anchor in the plaza at 37 West Aylesbury Road where the former Super Fresh once lived will have its grand opening July 31. A  soft open is scheduled for July 28 beginning at 7 a.m. Bill Sumas, vice chairman of Village Super Market Inc., the parent company of ShopRite, was in Maryland this week working on the final touches to the store and another new ShopRite in White Oak, also in a former Super Fresh location. Several former employees from Super Fresh have been rehired at both sites, he said. “We’re hoping to see vigorous traffic,” Sumas said of the new stores, which will feature a pharmacy, a registered dietitian on staff to offer free advice and guidance, a coffee shop, sushi stand, prepared foods-to-go and web-orders for in-store pickup. “We’re family-driven in our stores. We say, ‘let’s make the most of the community.’ ” That includes giving back, Sumas said. On Tuesday, the group will present a check for $10,000 to the Capital Area Food Bank and the Maryland Food Bank. The company supports local charities with annual donations. The Sumas family has roots in the Macedonian region of northern Greece, in the village of Vithos. Brothers Nick and Perry Sumas immigrated to America and opened their first supermarket in 1937, and the business grew from there. Today, four generations of the family own and operate 26 ShopRite stores  in the mid-Atlantic. Opa!