The Town of Huntington issued this release today:
Huntington Station, NY – Supervisor Frank P. Petrone, members of the Town Council and local community leaders joined to welcome the Huntington Station Food Plaza, a full-service supermarket that opened today at 2035 New York Avenue.
In remarks at the grand opening ceremony, Supervisor Petrone hailed the 20,000-square-foot supermarket as yet another milestone in Huntington Station’s revitalization. Supervisor Petrone noted how store manager Javier Tineo – who owns the store with his father, Juan, and uncle, Porfirio, — chose the name for the supermarket after meeting with the Huntington Station Business Improvement District and hearing of the BID’s efforts to create a sense of community pride. “This is evidence of Xavier’s desire and commitment, from the very beginning, to be a part of the good energy and work that is being done every day to help Huntington Station fulfill its potential,” Supervisor Petrone said.
This new retail establishment will serve specific needs of community residents as well as attracting shoppers from outside the area and serve as an example for other businesses that might want to locate in Huntington Station. Town officials have long supported this project and helped facilitate the supermarket’s opening.
The project was aided by a $2,500 grant from the Huntington Economic Development Corp., which was matched by the Huntington Station BID. The $5,000, along with technical and administrative assistance from the Huntington Community Development Agency, is being used toward the exterior landscaping. The EDC also has helped the project through the Planning and Engineering phases, as it does for other Huntington Station projects that hold great promise to revitalize the area and at the same time bring the types of goods and/or services highly requested by the community.
The Tineo family also operates two supermarkets in Brooklyn and one in Queens. Huntington Station Food Plaza is the largest of the four and – if pressed – Xavier Tineo will also admit it is the nicest.