Last updated on April 15th, 2015 at 02:45 pm
Roche Bros. has set Wednesday, April 29, as opening day for its Boston flagship Downtown Crossing supermarket in the newly restored Burnham Building.
Roche Bros. is the first large-scale grocery store to be built in Downtown Crossing. The store will offer fresh food, favorite national grocery brands, local artisan finds, New England flavors and a wide selection of creative prepared foods. The new 25,000-s.f. market is located at 8 Summer Street.
For Roche Bros. CEO Rick Roche and his brother, COO Ed Roche, opening a new store in Boston expands their presence in the heart of the city where Roche Bros. began.
“The Roche family has been part of the Boston community since 1952 when our dad Pat and Uncle Bud opened a small neighborhood meat market in Roslindale Square. We’ve grown up and expanded over the past 60 years, and it is special to our family to be opening a new location right in the very heart of the city. We are honored to have earned this place in the community and are looking forward to serving our new neighborhood,” said Rick Roche.
At the street level, customers will find an extensive array of ready-to-eat food, straight from Roche Bros. kitchen, including meals, healthy snacks and sweet treats for any time of day. Street-side seating and an outdoor fruit and flower stand will provide added convenience along one of New England’s busiest pedestrian malls. Downstairs, in the former space of the historic Filene’s Basement, is a full-service supermarket where customers can shop for fresh food, national and local grocery brands and prepared foods. The market is complete with a bakery, deli, specialty cheeses, high-quality meats and fresh-off-the-boat seafood. Other features include the produce department’s “Chop Shop” where home cooks can choose from more than 40 varieties of vegetables cut fresh daily in the store, chef-style and recipe-ready.
In total, the Downtown Crossing store will employ approximately 70 full-time associates and more than 200 part-time team members, creating more than 250 new jobs for the area.