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New York Marts' Sign Of Progress

By BOBBIE PEER

August 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The New York Marts sign is up, the mega Asian market is coming to Berkeley Heights.  "This will be the eleventh store of its kind in the United States and the first in New Jersey," said Mayor Joe Bruno in a previous statement to the Independent Press.  The New York Marts that have opened in New York have received favorable reviews stating, "It is like the Eataly of Chinatown."  Although the comment was somewhat of an exageration, the review stated that the market  is a "crazily impressive food desitnation."  There's a huge array of Chinese and Asian goods, along with American products - butchers and fish, a bakery and steam tables and a rotisserie, a huge produce selection and a bigger frozen section.   

Now that the strorefront sign is up, when is the anticipated opening of this mega market?  The answer remains unknown.  What is known, information provided by the Township's construction official, the New York Mart has a partial permit, however, they have not started with the renovations.