One of the Newark area’s largest supermarket chains is celebrating the grand opening of its flagship store in New Jersey’s biggest city.
Seabra Foods has opened its largest location yet at Ferry Plaza, located at 281 Ferry Street in Newark’s Ironbound section. The new store, which opened for business last month, is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to midnight. Inside, customers will find a large produce department, a hot food bar, a bakery, a fish market, a warehouse section where shoppers can buy items in bulk, and an upstairs seating area with a coffee bar called Dee’s Cafe.
”Seabra’s is known for ethnic supermarkets,” store manager Pedro Cruz told Jersey Digs. The new location includes several aisles with foods from all over the world, ranging from Polish to Jamaican to Portuguese to Uruguayan products.
Cruz added that a frozen acai bar is also in the works for the upstairs seating area.
The new Seabra Foods location is situated in the largest single retail space in the Ironbound neighborhood. For decades, the space was home to a Pathmark supermarket, but the location closed when Pathmark’s parent company, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, filed for bankruptcy. The space was subsequently occupied for less than two years by an ACME location, the closure of which left the Ironbound without a full-size supermarket until now.
Meanwhile, another Seabra Foods store is in the works for South River, according to Cruz.