ShopRite opened in Lawnside, NJ last weekend at the site of a former Pathmark. The 56,000 square foot store had been vacant for 15 months. The new supermarket is the second store owned by David and Renee Zallie.

According to a number of reports, area residents expressed their excitement Sunday about having a grocery store back in the township. One customer, who weighed 400 pounds before having gastric bypass surgery, was happy to find out that the new ShopRite offers free nutritional counseling. Isn’t that nice.