HOBOKEN, N.J. — Inserra Supermarkets staged a grand reopening of its ShopRite store here on Feb. 9 after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy last October. The reopening happened to coincide with the arrival of Winter Storm Nemo, which dumped about a foot of snow on the area. Still, shoppers were lined up outside in anticipation of the grand reopening, a spokeswoman for Wakefern Food Corp., the co-op to which Inserra belongs, told SN. Inserra took the opportunity of the hurricane damage to implement a redesign of the store incorporating several green technologies to reduce energy use, including glass doors on all dairy and freezer cases, LED and T-8 lighting, environmentally friendly refrigerant systems and a storewide energy reduction system.
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Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (with scissors) cuts the ribbon for the grand reopening of ShopRite of Hoboken.</p>
The in-store bakery, which touts its ability to create wedding cakes, also now offers a cupcake bar.</p>
Employees handed out carnations while assisting customers at the grand reopening. The store includes a flower shop.</p>
The adjoining ShopRite liquor store now features about 200 craft beers.</p>
Dairy and freezer cases now have energy-efficient doors.</p>
The remodeled store includes expanded prepared food options.</p>
ShopRite of Hoboken ran several price specials to coincide with the grand reopening.</p>
Winter Storm Nemo provided some snow cover for the grand reopening.</p>
The meat department includes a full-service butcher.</p>
ShopRite of Hoboken handed out reusable bags at the grand reopening.</p>
Larry Inserra, president of Inserra Supermarkets, presented a donation of $25,000 for the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund to Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer.</p>