Ridgewood receives new Met Fresh Supermarket on Fresh Pond Road with open arms

The new Met Fresh Supermarket store location, at 67-09 Fresh Pond Rd., celebrated its grand opening on Friday, May 24.
Photo courtesy the office of Council Member Robert Holden

Met Fresh Supermarket, a network of independently owned and operated supermarkets, has officially opened its doors at 67-09 Fresh Pond Rd. in Ridgewood.

The supermarket celebrated its grand opening on Friday, May 24, drawing a crowd that included local nearby residents, friends, Met Fresh officials, and City Council Member Robert Holden, all eager to welcome this new source of fresh produce to the neighborhood.

Inside the new Met Fresh in Ridgewood, there is a wide array of fresh produce to purchase.

The new Met Fresh location offers a comprehensive array of grocery products, from conventional to imported and even natural organic foods. The supermarket has signed a 20-year lease at the newly renovated and former site of a Capitol One Bank branch, solidifying its commitment to the neighborhood.

The Ridgewood site is owned and operated by Danny Hamdan — a family man who has several community grocery stores across the city.

Hamdan told QNS in a follow-up call that the warm welcome from the neighborhood is truly cherished.

“Having the community wish us luck was truly amazing,” Hamdan shared, noting that some enthusiastic customers even expressed a desire to have their money be the first bills placed on the walls.

Two of the most attractive amenities of the new supermarket are a parking lot located at the rear of the store for customers and late operating hours. Open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., the long operating hours give residents a place to go on Fresh Pond Road when most stores are already closed.

One addition to the store that Hamdan says makes it stand out from the rest is its heated floors. Gone are the days of having to brave the cold while shopping in a grocery store, he emphasized.

As an enterprising businessman, Hamdan is diligently managing the new store’s operations to ensure it continues to serve the neighborhood effectively.

Council Member Robert Holden who represents the neighborhood, took to social media to share the news of the grand opening as he helped to cut the ribbon on the new store Friday. Holden wished the businesses the best of luck and shared his support.