SCHENECTADY–Price Chopper/Market 32 opened on Friday June 14 four new Market 32 stores in the Capital Region: in the City of Albany (709 Central Ave.) and the Towns of Colonie (1730 Central Ave.), Niskayuna (2333 Nott St. East), and North Greenbush (102 Van Rensselaer Square). The four new stores bring the number of contemporary, food-focused Market 32 stores to 46 throughout the chain’s six state area.

The Colonie Price Chopper/Market 32 will continue to feature  the kosher store within it. The official grand opening of The Kosher Store will be on Friday, June 21. The only kosher market between Orange County and Montreal will be enhanced and feature an expanded food service/deli counter with authentic NYC-style bagel sandwiches, more “grab & go” meals, kosher sushi, a kosher bakery and kosher take and bake pizza.  It will continue to operate under the supervision of the Vaad HaKashruth of the Capital District.

“This is a momentous day for the company,” said Blaine Bringhurst, Price Chopper/Market 32 president. “In the more than 90 years we’ve been serving our customers and communities, we’ve never opened four stores simultaneously. Doing it here— right where we started in the Capital Region —makes it even more special. We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate with our customers in our hometown region.”

She reported that Price Chopper/Market 32 will donate 5% of its sales on the 14th and 15th from the new locations to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY, and the following youth sports programs in each of the stores’ neighboring communities: Westland Hills Baseball and Softball, Colonie Little League, Niskayuna Baseball League, and Southern Rensselaer County Baseball Association at East Greenbush, Inc.

Based in Schenectady, Price Chopper/Market 32 operates 130 Price Chopper and Market 32 supermarkets and one Market Bistro, employ 16,000 teammates in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The American-owned company was founded by the Golub family in 1932.