Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00
The 68,000-square-foot store is now open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and boasts fresh and organic foods from all over the world, including cheeses, fish and meat, kosher products, a deli and the well-known Fairway Café, which features both indoor and outdoor seating for its patrons.
The family-owned market began as a fruit and vegetable stand in New York City before growing into a store located at 74th and Broadway. Nathan Glickberg was the man behind the market, with his son, Leo, providing a helping hand. Howie Glickberg, Leo’s son, saw the potential for expansion and worked toward opening new stores in the metropolitan area, including one in nearby Plainview, which opened in 2001.
“Today is a big day for us. It’s our 11th food store overall. We also have three wine and spirit stores – and to think of where we’ve come in a few short years is incredible. We’re very proud of the team here,” said Fairway Market CEO Herb Ruetsch. “We want to bring good food to everyone we can. That’s what we do. We’re very pleased to be here in Westbury.”
Howie Glickberg later spoke on the importance of embracing the market’s role in the neighborhood, a testament to Fairway Market’s original store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and announced that the store has already established partnerships with Long Island Cares and the Nassau County Firefighters museum.
“We are committed to giving back to the causes and organizations that make a difference in the lives of our neighbors,” Glickberg said.
And the neighbors came out in droves on opening day, as the buzz from its Plainview location traveled a few miles west to its new store in Westbury. Patrons showed up hours before the store opened to the public at 11 a.m.
Fairway Market Chairman Charles Santoro also thanked the organization’s myriad partners, including Sterling Investment Partners of Westport, CT. Santoro noted that Fairway also hopes to open four additional stores over the coming 18 months and provide another 1,500 jobs in doing so.
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray was one of several elected officials on hand to welcome the Fairway family to Westbury.
“The men and women inside this store and in all the Fairway stores are so knowledgeable and so passionate about what they do and that’s what makes the Fairway brand so premium. We are very, very thrilled to in the Town of Hempstead to have Fairway here amongst our business community and we also know that Fairway is a great charitable organization as well,” Murray said.
For more information, visit www.fairwaymarket.com.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 00:00
The Community Emergency Response Team program helps individuals prepare for emergencies—large-scale ones like Superstorm Sandy and smaller ones like minor fires. The program’s new classes start in June.
Team Director Michael Arcari said the sessions help people know what is needed in an emergency situation and how they can help others. It also provides knowledge on how to assist first responders and groups like the Red Cross.
Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00
Doug Ingram was recently named the new chief of the Westbury Fire Department.
Ingram grew up in Old Westbury and graduated from Westbury High School in 1974. After graduating, he joined the Navy where he spent two years stationed in Italy. When he was honorably discharged in 1979, he joined the Westbury fire department and has been involved there ever since.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Avenging the previous day’s loss and moving themselves one step closer to a possible county title, the Carle Place Frogs Softball team beat out the Locust Valley Falcons Wednesday, May 15 in a game two rematch for the Nassau County Class B Semi-Final, 12-3.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Westbury Okinawan Karate recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of coming to the Westbury Recreation Center. Since then, the dojo has trained 250 students, ages six and up, in the art of karate with the style of traditional Okinawan ShorinRyu Shidokan.
Founded by sensei John Power, the classes seek to instill the confidence and strength needed to obtain success in everyday life.
“A lot of kids are lacking confidence,” said Power. “We let them practice leadership in the class and this contributes to their confidence.