New ShopRite to anchor Middletown shopping center

Saker ShopRites has opened a store in Middletown, it announced, with the supermarket serving as anchor tenant at a new retail development.

The ShopRite at Kings Commons comprises 91,624 square feet at the center along Route 35 and Kings Highway. It opened Wednesday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“We have a long commitment to Monmouth County and Middletown, and look forward to opening this new shopping center with our world-class ShopRite as the centerpiece,” Saker ShopRites CEO and President Richard Saker said in a prepared statement. “We thank our customers and the community for their support as we built this new, modern market.

“We are excited to expand our offerings, especially our fresh prepared foods and gourmet grab-and-go meals, while providing all the quality, value and service our customers expect. We also look forward to welcoming new tenants to the site to serve the Middletown community.”

The supermarket will employ about 320 people. A 20,000-square-foot ShopRite Wine and Spirits store will open next door, Saker ShopRites noted.