Kings Food Markets has opened its first Connecticut location, converting a former Porricelli’s Market in Old Greenwich in just 10 days. The 16,000-square-foot store boasts Kings’ typical array of signature prepared offerings and expansive fresh foods selection, including sushi, a hot food bar and “an expanded produce department with more organic and locally grown fruits and vegetables,” a spokeswoman for the chain told SN.
Photos courtesy of Kings Food Markets.
At the ceremonial “pasta cutting” (left to right): David N. Theis and Drew Marzullo, selectmen, Township of Greenwich; Peter Tesei, first selectman, Township of Greenwich; Scott Kurtz, store manager; Judy Spires, president and chief executive officer, Kings.
Kings looks to local suppliers first for its fresh produce, but seeks out unique items from around the world.
A pumpkin display evokes a seasonal, farm-fresh ambiance.
Kings bakeries feature a selection of artisan pastries in addition to pies and cakes.
A coffee station in the new store.
Earlier this year Kings said it had embarked on a new campaign to brand itself as a destination for foodies while also seeking to expand its footprint through new stores and acquisitions.
Kings, known for its gourmet offerings, operates 24 stores in New Jersey and New York in addition to its new Connecticut store.
Kings cross-merchandises at the seafood counter.
A floral display incorporates Halloween-themed gifts.
Kings Food Markets is known for its expansive offerings of chef-made prepared foods.
Samples and demonstrations were shared with customers and other attendees on opening day.
Judy Spires, president and CEO, Kings, addressed other company executives and local leaders at the new store opening.