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Best Market to Move Into Waldbaum's Space

New supermarket expected to open by May.

The vacant Waldbaum's store in Huntington Station will reopen as a Best Market in May.

Jonathan Sender, spokesman for the Best Yet Market chain, said, "We're definitely going to refresh" the Turnpike Plaza store, which Waldbaum's occupied for about 40 years. "We’re all about fresh, from delis to fresh cuts of  meat, and bakeries. We’re a full-service market, with dairy and frozen items, and bring great values."

"All our stores are growing rapidly," he said."We're looking for a really good workforce. We have job fairs every Wednesday" at its corporate headquarters in Bethpage. He said the chain is looking to expand further on Long Island, and is also moving into a vacant Waldbaum's in Patchogue.

The Huntington Station store closed the first week of March. In recent weeks, workers have been renovating the space.

Best Yet is rebranding itself as Best Market.

JT April 06, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Meh- color me unexcited. I was hoping for a Shoprite, Aldi or better yet a Wegmans. The East Northport store is 5 minutes from this location. I don't see the point.
Marie April 06, 2012 at 07:51 PM
I, for one, am very happy to see the arrival of Best Market! I've been complaining about this particular Waldbaum's for almost 40 years (I live very close by), because the store always looked dirty, there were never enough open registers, and they did not treat their employees very well. I'm hoping Best Market will do their best bring a much needed improvement to this site.
Janet April 07, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Why Shoprite when we have Stop and Shop less than 2 minutes away..Best Yet will be a great addition to the neighborhood....
Big_E April 07, 2012 at 03:36 PM
I don't care which Supermarket comes in - I am just relieved this location will not be vacant for long.
Suzy Max April 10, 2012 at 08:11 PM
JT, have you seen the price of a gallon of gas? Five minutes?? I think not. I live a few blocks from this location and it takes at least 15 to 20 minutes to drive to the location on Larkfield road. I'm glad to see the space being filled at all in this economy. The parking lots here and where the Toys R Us was are totally empty now. So sad to see after living in this area for over twenty years.
Caroline May 16, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Color me happy! I love Best in E. Npt but it is out of the way and I don't get there as often as I'd like.
feroz zadran May 24, 2012 at 02:28 PM
I apply for Best Yet two times and i have not got a call and it has been two weeks email ferozzadran1@yahoo.com
Jessica Smith June 12, 2012 at 03:34 AM
If this store is anything like the northport store don't get too excited.
Mary Z July 01, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Well they opened today. I walked in and thought I was in the old dirty, tired Waldbaums! BLAH! The AC was either not working or they were being cheap. Probably the only food store I've ever been in that was warm! Same old ugly shelves, freezers, etc. I can't tell you how many times those things broke and the food went bad. Yuck! They hardly updated anything! Let's see how long it lasts! I am so disappointed because I like the one in East Northport.
Jane A July 08, 2012 at 04:31 AM
I went today and thought it was OK. Very warm like the others have said but I do love Best Yet and appreciate their prices. I am very happy about this supermarket being so close because the one in Northport was always a hike.
Mary Z July 31, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Update - Visited again and seems to be improving although the outdated feel is still there. I'll probably only be buying the sale items as some of the others are overpriced. Beats having to drive further for that last minute ingredient for supper! lol

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