David Stone
Balloons, giveaways and friendly employees set a welcoming tone on opening day.
Balloons, giveaways and friendly employees set a welcoming tone on opening day.
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Foodtown's much anticipated, official opening day on Roosevelt Island brought a stream of shoppers, far more than the location has seen in recent years. The giveaways and vendor free samples continue over the weekend, enticing local residents to drop by and experience the change.

A ribbon-cutting made it official.

 Store manager Freddy Guzman did the honors, proving you can't smile for the cameras and cut ribbon at the same time.

Meet Freddy G., Foodtown's Roosevelt Island Manager.
Meet Freddy G., Foodtown's Roosevelt Island Manager.
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A well-stocked Dairy Department features dozens of special deals and Eat Well coded guidance.
A well-stocked Dairy Department features dozens of special deals and Eat Well coded guidance.
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Full service Deli Department for shoppers in a hurry.
Full service Deli Department for shoppers in a hurry.
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One of several sections offering a variety of baked goods, from bagels to sandwich breads.
One of several sections offering a variety of baked goods, from bagels to sandwich breads.
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You couldn't keep anyone away for the Grand Opening.
You couldn't keep anyone away for the Grand Opening.
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