LaBonne’s Markets, located at 75 Waterbury Road in Prospect, Connecticut, will hold its grand opening celebration Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The latest of four LaBonne’s Markets, all owned by Bob LaBonne Jr. and Robert LaBonne III, boasts an extensive selection of goods including humanely raised meats, fresh seafood, organic produce, store made meals and sandwiches, craft beer, specialty local products, vegetarian and vegan options, and much more.
The grand opening celebration kicks off at 8 a.m. when Prospect Mayor Bob Chatfield joins the LaBonne family and crew for a ribbon cutting ceremony. From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., guests can expect local food trucks serving up fair food, live music, live comedy, games, giveaways and more than two dozen local vendor and organization information and sample booths.
For children, the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department and EMS will be hosting a show and tell of their emergency response vehicles, Prospect PD will be staging a meet and greet with K-9 unit Mayhem, and LaBonne’s own LaBear will be handing out free cookies, bananas, balloons and LaBonne’s branded neck gaiters.
The LaBonne family and crew looks forward to continuing to cultivate a relationship with the town of Prospect, which began in late December 2019 when they acquired the former Oliver’s Supermarket.
“LaBonne’s is very proud to carry on the values and hometown service that George Oliver and Len Noble established the last 70 years in Prospect,” said Bob LaBonne Jr. He also said that “none of this would have been able to have happened without the 35 years of support from the Bozzuto family and Bozzuto’s team of associates.”
LaBonne’s Markets also has stores in Watertown, Woodbury and Salisbury.