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Big Y Announces Concept Plans For New Downtown Express Market

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Big Y has announced its plans to build a new concept Big Y Express Fresh Market at 1500 Main St. as part of the Tower Square in Springfield, Massachusetts. The new 10,000-square-foot Big Y Express Fresh Market will be tailored to fit the needs of the city’s downtown community.

Currently, there are workers and area residents who are eager to have access to nutritious and affordable offerings that are not available in a convenient way. Between the University of Massachusetts classrooms, YMCA daycare, area office workers and downtown residents, many are looking for an option to meet their food needs.  

While not a complete supermarket due to its size, this location will have a full assortment of items from each department. The offerings will include prepared meals and sandwiches along with natural and organic products and everyday necessities. In addition, there will be an in-house sushi chef preparing fresh sushi daily. 

“We are excited to bring an entirely new concept to downtown Springfield,” said Colin D’Amour, senior director for Big Y Express. “We know that there has been an appetite for Big Y’s fresh and local  foods for many years now. We are confident that customers will enjoy our many offerings. We are working diligently with our contractors to establish a timeline for opening and are excited to be a part of  the downtown community.” 

Big Y Foods Inc. is one of the largest independently-owned supermarket chains in New England. It operates 84 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including 71 supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 13 Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with almost 12,000 employees.

The company has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut for the past three years, as well as 2018 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D’Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a “Y.”

For more information, visit bigy.com.

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