Food & Drink

Kings Donates to Chatham "Bridging the Gap" at Remodeled Store Opening

Mary Lonergan, left, of Chatham Bridging the Gap accepts $1,000 check from Kings manager Eric Higuera and Kings President and CEO Judy Spires. Credits: TAP Chatham
Members of Chatham Bridging the Gap, Elaine Dangler, Ellen Blazoski, Marcia Casais, Stacey McEvoy, Mary Lonergan and Chatham Council member Victoria Fife at Kings reopening Credits: TAP Chatham
Beth Bott can make arrangements like the one over her shoulder at Kings' Floral Boutique Credits: TAP Chatham
Kings now has a Floral Boutique, where you can buy flowers and other gifts Credits: TAP Chatham
Credits: TAP Chatham
Mary Lonergan of Chatham Bridging the Gap, formerly Cares & Shares, talks about how the organization helps families in need Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Kings new mezze bar, where mediterranean food is offered Credits: TAP Chatham
Kings also has a new olive bar Credits: TAP Chatham
Joe Parisi, vice president of operations for Kings, told the gathering about the many unique changes made to the store Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Council member Victoria Fife does the honors at the Pasta Cutting for the remodeled opening Credits: TAP Chatham
Kings has sushi chefs on hand to make it fresh Credits: TAP Chatham
Sushi to go at Kings in Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham
Lucy greeted customers to Kings by handing out a free egg beater Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - There are 25 Kings food markets in New Jersey and Chatham became the 21st remodeled store to reopen on Friday with a "Pasta Cutting" ceremony, cake, gifts for customers and a $1,000 donation to Chatham's "Bridging the Gap" organization.

Chatham Bridging the Gap, formerly Cares & Shares, is an organization committed to alleviating financial hardship due to a temporary, unexpected emergency situation for Chatham individuals and families.

The remodeled version of Chatham Kings on Main Street features a Floral Boutique just inside the entrance, a sushi chef, expanded soup selections, an olive bar, a mezze bar, offering mediterranean dishes, and 200 artisan cheeses to choose from.

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Joe Parisi, vice president of operations for Kings, talks about the improvements made to Chatham Kings Food Market, which showed off its remodeled store on Friday.

Judy Spires, president and CEO of Kings, introduces Chatham Council member Victoria Fife at the Kings reopening on Friday.

Kings store manager Erica Higuera announced managers of Kings departments, who represent 192 years of experience.


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