Family-owned and operated Stew Leonard’s, nicknamed the Disneyland of Dairy Stores, opened its first Long Island location in a 60,000-square-foot space in Farmingdale, N.Y., last week.
“My family and I have been looking forward to coming to Long Island for over ten years. The day is finally here and I can’t wait to open our doors!” said president and CEO Stew Leonard Jr. of the five-store retailer that is known for its farm fresh food and fun atmosphere. “The new store in Farmingdale is going to have so many food demos that we’re going to weigh our customers on their way into the store and on their way out of the store, and charge them the difference!”
Stew Leonard’s newest location offers award-winning dairy, a full service butcher, an in-store bakery, 250 varieties of just picked fresh fruits and vegetables, more than 30 varieties of fresh caught seafood and a cheese shop and deli. Its open concept kitchen features a sushi bar, Mongolian grill, hearth pizza oven, wok, BBQ station and hot/cold buffet bar. New features include designated #selfiespots located throughout the store, and old staples like The Customer Service Rock of Commitment, animatronic shows, a one-way aisle, the Stew Leonard’s Wishing Well, and a free ice cream with every $100 spent.