Springfield, Massachusetts-based Big Y Foods Inc. has completed renovations at its Plainville, Connecticut, Big Y World Class Market at 275 New Britain Avenue. The project began in March and included major renovations in many areas of the 53,620-s.f. store with new additions in response to changing customer needs.
Customers looking for a meal to take home or enjoy in the store’s new café area will find several new options such as panini sandwiches, hand-tossed pizza, chicken wings and appetizers, five varieties of soup daily, olives and antipasto, expanded varieties of international and local cheeses, charcuterie and accompaniments, fresh pastries and up to eight varieties of Big Y Artisan breads.
The expanded Living Well Eating Smart section includes hundreds of new natural, organic and gluten-free frozen and dairy items including plant-based proteins, kombucha and gluten-free pies. Customers will now find more than 500 varieties including many from local Connecticut breweries such as Thimble Island, Stony Creek, Thomas Hooker, City Steam, Two Roads, Athletic Brewing, East Rock, New England Brewing, Outer Light, Counterweight, Shebeen , Ct. Valley Brewing , Half Full and Powder Hollow.
The Plainville store has expanded the variety of items in its butcher shop to include USDA Prime beef, store-ground fresh hamburger, stuffed chicken breasts and several natural products from grass-fed beef, all natural Angus beef and fresh American lamb. Fresh seafood is delivered six days a week and sushi is made fresh in the store daily by a trained sushi chef.
The new design and layout allows for well over 100 organic and local items from farms such as Fair Weather Acres in Rocky Hill and Bell Town Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury. The new spacious layout in floral features items from Geremia Greenhouse in Wallingford and local bouquets from, Connecticut Valley Flowers, in Hamden.
Store director Mark Zimkiewicz, who has been in the supermarket business for more than 36 years, continues to manage the store.