Newtown Big Y Is Reborn

This past $1.6 million renovation effort began lastig Y Foods, Inc.  is pleased to announce the completion of the renovations at their Newtown, CT World Class Market at 6 Queen Street. March and included major renovations in all areas of the 54,000 square foot store including many new additions in response to changing customer needs.

Every corner of the Newtown Big Y has been touched by renovation from new flooring, paint, equipment and fixtures to the all new Living Well Eating Smart section offering hundreds of organic, natural and gluten free products in grocery, health and beauty, dairy and frozen foods. Every department has been upgraded to offer even more selection and variety than ever before. And there is a new olive and anti-pasta bar as well as hot soups, on site sushi chef more freshly prepared sandwiches and grinders, more pastries, breads and cupcakes on display and an even greater selection of cheeses than ever before. There are also more local foods, more all natural artisan breads, grass fed and all natural beef, air chilled chicken, cheeses from around the corner and around the world. World Classics natural turkey meat and deli meats, and everyday elegance cakes, just for starters.

Store director, Veronica DeMarest, will continue to manage this store. She has been with Big Y since 2011. Her prior experience included store management, district manager and director of store operations for other retailers.

A June 13th opening event is being planned with complimentary samples of Big Y's celebration cake, coffee, donuts and other refreshments along with store-wide product samples. An official cake cutting ceremony is planned for 10:30AM where local and state officials are expected to participate. The celebration will continue throughout the next week with free samples of sushi, hot soups, super chicken tenders, World Classics turkey, Berkshire Breads, new cheeses, chicken salad and more.

As part of their grand-reopening celebration, Head O'Meadow Elementary School, Newtown High School, Reed Intermediate School, Fraser Woods Montessori, St. Rose of Lima, Hawley Elementary School, Middle Gate Elementary School, Newtown Middle School, Sandy Hook School and Housatonic Valley Waldorf schools will each receive a donation to reflect Big Y's longstanding commitment to education. Big Y's programs include Education Express that has awarded over $13 million in free educational, sports and electronic equipment to over 2,000 schools in southern New England, an annual merit scholarship program that has awarded over $3 million since 1984,  school tours for schoolchildren and support of many local educational programs.