As of Oct. 24, the empty supermarket location in the Windsor Center, formerly known as the Windsor-Heights Shopping Center, will finally be filled after laying vacant for two and half years. Bottom Dollar Food will officially open in the location, located at the southwest corner of Route 130 and Princeton-Hightstown Road, at 8 a.m. on Oct. 24.
East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov and Council members will be present at the grand opening alongside Bottom Dollar Food executives. Additionally, retired Philadelphia Eagles football player Bill Bergey will be on site signing autographs.
Founded in 2005, this is the 60th Bottom Dollar Food location. In honor of the milestone opening, the first 200 customers at the new store on Thursday will receive a free Bottom Dollar Food reusable bag filled with groceries, and additional customers will receive free reusable bags throughout the day. Also, Bottom Dollar Food will make a $1,000 donation to Rise Food Pantry to support hunger relief efforts in East Windsor, as well as support several other local organizations with food donations, including East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company 2, as it hosts a Halloween dinner for children.
“Bottom Dollar Food is a great addition to the Center and Route 130 corridor, a new grocery store that offers national brands at competitive prices,” Mironov said in a press release.
A wide assortment of national brand grocery products are offered by Bottom Dollar Food. The company has updated the 22,500 square foot store with a prototype design that has been successful in their other locations throughout the United States.
“At Bottom Dollar Food, we won’t be beat when it comes to delivering unbelievably low prices on fresh produce, quality meats, and the private and national brands that matter most to our customers,” Bottom Dollar Food President Meg Ham said in a press release. “We look forward to opening our doors in East Windsor this week and offering all of our customers in New Jersey our grand opening prices in celebration of our 60th store.”
The new shopping center owners, Advance Realty and Structure Tone Equities, have made several improvements at Windsor Center, including renovating the face of the center and the public display signs.
“We also are excited about the positive revitalization activity at Windsor Center including several new tenants resulting from aggressive leasing efforts and significant improvements to the Center’s façade and signage," Mayor Mironov said. “Bottom Dollar Food has made a great decision in choosing Windsor Center in East Windsor for their new store, a prime location in the heart of the vibrant Route 130 corridor.”
The new East Windsor location adds approximately 45 jobs to the local economy, according to Bottom Dollar Food.