ShopRite, a full-service supermarket, has signed a lease for an 85,000-square-foot store in the Chesapeake Square Shopping Center in Glen Burnie, owners of the center said Monday.
The store will open in the fall and create 200 new jobs.
The store will be operated by Collins Family Markets, a family-owned company that owns three ShopRite supermarkets in Pennsylvania.
The Chesapeake Square supermarket will be the eighth ShopRite in Maryland and the first in Anne Arundel County. ShopRite supermarkets are members of Wakefern Food Corporation, a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, N.J.
There are more than 200 ShopRite stores located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.
The Glen Burnie store, once home to Kmart, will undergo a renovation that will include new fixtures and a new façade. The space is the anchor tenant of the 213,000-square-foot shopping center, which is owned by principals of the Fedder Company and The Briarwood Group. Other tenants are Best Buy and Advance Auto Parts.
The grocer will include a fresh bake shop, a full-service butcher, fresh seafood, a full-service floral department, a wide variety of gourmet cheeses and a broad selection of natural and organic products. A full-service catering and prepared foods department will also be on-site, as well as a fresh-made sushi bar.
The store will also offer an online shopping service.