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Wild by Nature to replace closed King Kullen

King Kullen Grocery Co. said it would open its natural/organic banner Wild by Nature later this year at a site previously occupied by its King Kullen conventional store.


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The 22,000-square-foot store in West Islip, N.Y., is expected to open in late summer or early fall, King Kullen said. It would be the fifth in the chain. The store will occupy a portion of the building occupied by a larger King Kullen store the company closed last month.

“We are very excited to be opening our first south shore location in mid-Suffolk County,” Wild by Nature co-president Joseph Brown said. “We’ve had many requests for a store in the area and we feel this location will be ideal. West Islip residents and their neighbors in the surrounding communities will be able to enjoy the same fresh, healthy foods and environmentally sound products as shoppers at our other four locations.”

The proposed West Islip location will include a produce center featuring organic fruits and vegetables; a complete selection of meats and poultry; a deli and appetizers department; a wok station; fresh-caught seafood; sushi; a full-service bakery with fresh baked breads; a wide array of groceries; a café with a juice and smoothie bar; an extensive all-natural nutrition and supplement department; health and beauty care products; and a large selection of gluten-free foods.

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