A supermarket is a supermarket is a supermarket, right? Not quite.
Martin Berger, a a managing member of Saber Real Estate Advisors, who owns the land adjacent to the Saw Mill River Parkway on which will be built, estimates the supermarket on the site will be around 70,000 square feet.
Though he said he cannot say a this time which chain might occupy the space, here is some perspective: Deciccos in Ardsley is 14,000 square feet total—including storage, said manager Paul Heskestad.
According to a spokeswoman for ShopRite, their newest location on Central Avenue in Scarsdale has 52,000 square feet of selling area. (The total size of the building may be slightly larger.)
The average Wallmart is 185,000 square feet, according to the company's official website.
Padriac Steinschneider, a Dobbs Ferry resident and design consultant for Rivertowns Square said, "If it were up to me, which it is not, I would actually like to see the size of the market proposed for Rivertowns Square increased to the 90,000 square foot size that would make it attractive to the really top stores that guarantee not only quality, but also good pricing."
Berger expects the new supermarket in Rivertowns Square to have all the amenities most superstores have—meaning it will include a pharmacy, a bakery, a deli, and a prepared foods section to name a few.
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