Sunrise Key Food Hosts Grand Opening

Supermarket debuts to huge crowd of consumers.

After months of anticipation, opened its doors for the first time, hosting a special grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 25.

Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray took part in the ceremony, as customers lined up as early as 7 a.m. to get their first look of the new supermarket on the corner of Sunrise Highway and Ocean Avenue.

Owner Benjamin Levine, a native of Long Beach, said he wanted to build a supermarket that the south shore of Long Island has never seen before.   

“I don’t think that the residents of Rockville Centre and Lynbrook have been serviced right over the years," Levine said. “Hopefully we can pull more in from Oceanside, East Rockaway and all of the other surrounding areas.”

According to Levine, what makes Key Food different from other local supermarkets are its prepared foods, its amount of perishables and the variety of produce and meat it carries.

“You don’t have to go to a Whole Foods or a Wild By Nature to buy organic," Levine said. “If you want to get your prepared foods, you don’t have to go to A&S Deli. You can get everything you need right here in one stop.”

Key Food also carries a variety of local produce and specialties, Levine said.   

“You can’t find in another supermarket anywhere around the specialty products that we have,” Levine said.

Key Food will also offer its customers a number of benefits. In addition to a savings club card, the store offers a 10-20 percent off promotion for every major holiday. Levine also plans to offer a home-delivery service in the near future.

Levine added that his Key Food will continue to offer great prices and sales, as well as “keep the store clean and take good old-fashioned customer service to another level.”

Frank September 05, 2012 at 09:07 PM
My son and daughter both went to Fairway yesterday in Westbury (literally 10 minutes on SS and Meadowbrook). they said it was great! If you don't mind driving a bit on the hwy, Fairway is RVC's best ticket, along with trader joe's in oceanside.
Lou V September 07, 2012 at 07:46 PM
I was there a few days before the official opening, I swear it was like going in a church! Beautiful place and great fixtures. My one negative, I don't get a flyer for them since I am in Valley Stream. (I used to be in the Waldbaum's all the time). Any way to get a flyer? They have some great sales not the same as other Key foods!
Barbara Katz October 19, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Pretty store .. Needs another entrance
Barbara Katz October 19, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Who is th tall grey haired msn with a suit on ... He is very rude to his workers
ALG January 04, 2013 at 06:17 PM
I love this. Bring on more convienance!! Lol walking distance is wonderful- all i need is my shopping cart and shades :)) thank u very much. RVC!!!


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