FARMINGDALE, NY — Specialty Italian grocer, Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace, will celebrate the grand opening of its new Melville location on December 1. The new market marks the brand’s sixth on Long Island and seventh overall. The full-service supermarket, featuring a gourmet Italian theme, an upscale design and a unique shopping experience, is located at 890 Walt Whitman Road on Route 110, North of the Northern State Parkway.
Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace will open its doors to customers at 10 am, December 1, following a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that welcomes Melville residents, as well as community and business leaders. The company will be celebrating on December 2 and 3 with family friendly events including Santa Claus, holiday crafts, face painting and more.
The new market will employ more than 250 full-time and part-time employees, all of which have been newly hired from the local communities surrounding the location.
Founded in 1998, Uncle Giuseppe’s has established itself as Long Island’s leading Italian food retail destination, with stores that emphasize an extensive selection of fresh products, prepared foods, and hard-to-find specialty and gourmet offerings, along with a full assortment of conventional groceries. Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace is headquartered in Farmingdale, NY with six stores located in New York (East Meadow, Smithtown, Port Washington, Port Jefferson Station, Massapequa, and Melville), and one in New Jersey (Ramsey).
“We are thrilled to bring our Uncle Giuseppe’s family to all of the families who live in this centrally located spot on Long Island. We are grateful that our brand has been so well received since we opened our first location in East Meadow in 1998. We can’t wait to welcome the residents of Melville into our new store,” said Philip DelPrete, one of Uncle Giuseppe’s co-founders.
The opening of the new 53,000-square-foot Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace marks the successful conclusion of a six-month build process which brought together New Jersey-based Ruitenberg Lind Design Group, who was chosen to design the new space, and Arken Inc., who managed the actual building construction.
The Route 110 location is a one-of-a-kind Marketplace offering expanded grocery, produce, deli, meat, and bakery departments, along with a full complement of specialty departments.
“Our Marketplace is designed to be a one-stop shopping experience,” DelPrete said. “We believe we have everything a shopper could possibly want – and more – in a supermarket.”
Customers visiting the new Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace will enjoy an assortment of special offerings, including an abundance of fresh and organic produce, a fully staffed butcher department featuring the highest quality meats, a fresh seafood department with in-house fishmongers, a bakery overflowing with freshly baked treats and gourmet desserts, including breads straight from the Bronx’s famed Arthur Avenue, along with a candy and gelato counter with flowing chocolate fountains and a fresh cheese department with hundreds of varieties of cheeses from all over the world.
For customers on the go, Uncle Giuseppe’s also features a pizzeria, a soup and salad bar, fresh sushi, and an extensive selection of ready-to-eat and grab-and-go items. Shoppers will marvel at the 128-feet of deli cases where they will find an array of delicious entrees, salads, side dishes, and more – all prepared fresh daily by our chefs.
The Marketplace also features a smoothie bar, as well as an Espresso café offering a full selection of freshly brewed traditional and gourmet coffees and teas.
For those looking to plan a special event, Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace also offers full catering services that can arrange everything from platters and trays, corporate breakfasts and luncheons, to lavish weddings and holiday gatherings, or special occasions.
The Store Manager, Gary Lombardo, who joins the Uncle Giuseppe’s team with more than 30 years of supermarket management and gourmet food experience. His new team of associates is ready to meet all of the needs of Melville residents.
“It’s always exciting to open a new store. This is definitely the most anticipated store opening I’ve ever been involved with. Everyone I speak to is eager to know when we will be opening” Lombardo said. “It makes me very excited to be working with Uncle Giuseppe’s!”