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Stop & Shop Launches Website to Address Springfield/Millburn Issues

Store in Springfield that is seeking a variance for a property in Millburn creates website to couteract the opposition's website.

Saying it wants to give the public the "real facts," announced the launch of  www.StopandShopSpringfield.com, a site executives say was created to educate and inform the local community about its new Springfield/Millburn location.

The old site, the vacant property along Millburn Avenue will include a brick main building and parking away from Millburn Avenue, and a significantly more landscaping, including larger buffers between the site and its residential neighbors, Stop & Shop officials said in a press release issued this week.

“While we have owned the property along Millburn Avenue since 1994, we have spent years engineering and designing a smaller, more efficient Stop & Shop for the site that blends in with the surrounding community, as well as including a significant amount of traffic improvements along that section of Millburn Avenue. We’re excited to be the anchor tenant the area needs to revitalize local businesses” said Arlene Putterman, Manager, Public and Community Relations for Stop & Shop's New York Metro Division.

“Several different site approvals have been necessary because the actual site is split between the boundaries of Springfield and Millburn - this has created a lot of misinformation about the project we want to correct. We believe the best way to do this is make all the facts readily available to our neighbors, stand ready to answer their questions and let them make up their own minds, rather than be influenced by other’s agenda,”  Ms. Putterman said in the release.

The site has renderings and plans and an email contact for residents,  stopandshopspringfield@gmail.com for any questions they might have.

 

Lenny March 26, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I heard ShopRite was coming to the Pathmark on Rt 22 in Union this summer. I still haven't yet seen any evidence of it happening though.
Princess Valiant March 26, 2012 at 02:36 PM
JBoy, it's really traffic issues, not who the traffic is but actual vehicle traffic. Shop-Rite is supposedly moving the Morris Ave (at Liberty) store to the former Pathmark on Route 22. That's easily accessible by vehicle, but Millburn Ave near Morris is a nightmare. Truly, it's just more cars where there isn't decent flow as it is now.
Shane Ronan March 26, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Susan, Please speak for yourself. YOU don't want or think we need an additional grocery store in Springfield. I and many people I have spoken with on the other hand think it would be great to have a Stop and Shop in Springfield.
susan March 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Aaron, go to the wonderful store Heather mentioned in Union.
Sanford Josephson March 27, 2012 at 07:35 PM
The residents of Springfield-Millburn made an egregious mistake several years ago when they blocked Stop 'n Shop the first time. Do they prefer an empty building and gated parking lot with grass growing up through the cracks. Millburn Ave. in Springfield-Short Hills is like a ghost town with lots of empty stores. Maybe this will revitalize the area. SJ

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