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I am job hunting and just saw an ad for an Office Manager at Fairway Market in White Plains. From the map it looks like it will be on Main Street. Does anyone know anything about a Fairway coming there?

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    1. re: chowdom

      Here's the link: http://newcity.patch.com/articles/fai...

      A Fairway in White Plains would be five kinds of awesome, but where would people park?

      1. re: kdgchow

        This is about Fairway in Nanuet. Have you heard anything about White Plains? It would be great! I imagine the parking would be similar to ShopRite, Whole Foods and Stop and Shop in WP - garage.

    2. Just checked and saw several employment ads for a Fairway in White Plains, but this is zip 10606 - West Post towards Scarsdale. Looking good for one closer than Pelham!

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      1. re: wincountrygirl

        That would be great, but I'm trying to think of where there'd be enough space in that part of town for a Fairway, at least on the scale of the one in Pelham Manor...

        1. re: kdgchow

          There is a shopping center, I believe it's Wechester Pavillion. It's sort of behind the Westchester mall. Borders used to be there. Could this be the place?

          1. re: iluvcookies

            I think more likely where Scholz dealerships were, if zip is 10606.

            1. re: iluvcookies

              No, it's in zip 10606 - down Post towards Scarsdale

        2. I'd be surprised if they would be hiring anything for a store that hasn't even been announced yet. I would think it is more likely for the Nanuet store, which is actually being constructed. Do you have a link to the job listings?

          Another possibility is that the Greenburgh store is actually happening, since KMart in that same shopping center is zip code 10607. Not entirely unreasonable that someone not from the area would list it incorrectly.

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          1. re: MisterBill2

            Last week an article in Crain's discussed Fairway's tentative IPO. It seems Fairway has been bleeding money and the IPO intends to use most of the proceeds to take out the hedge fund that purchased and expanded the chain. There is a cloud over their finances and I doubt any expansion can be concluded at this time.

            Word is some new stores are not doing well due to funky locations and high prices. IMHO Pelham is on the edge of their targeted customer base and traffic problems inhibit their sales potential. Stamford is too near the water and fish don't need to buy Lox and bagels.

            Tarrytown Rd. is a worthwhile location if the Kmart could be removed. The A&P needs to be expanded and that is difficult in a tight corner.

            1. re: Barrels41

              Very interesting! I agree that the Stamford store is not very busy. Pelham seems to do OK but I still remember before they opened when people here were posting about how they'd be shopping there on weekday mornings to avoid the crowds. Obviously that has not been necessary. I think it would have been much better if it were located closer to more of Westchester than it is to the Bronx. For me in Northern Westchester, I can get to Paramus as quickly as I can get to Pelham. Their sale prices have definitely gone up in the past couple of years. Since they're so far away from me, I typically only go if I will be nearby. The last time I could have been in the area (involved going 20 minutes out of my way), I looked at their sale circular and decided there was nothing worth going out of my way to buy.

              Nanuet could do well, although they've got S&S and Pathmark right down the road and Shoprite a bit further away. Of course, they might also cannibalize some of their Paramus business. It certainly will be the closest Fairway to me.

              I don't see them moving into the KMart space. It would be much too large for them. I agree it could be difficult to expand the A&P location. Maybe they need to try a smaller store for a change.

              1. re: MisterBill2

                I try to do my shopping at the Pelham Fairway early Sunday morning, otherwise, I find the weekends too crowded.

                As far as prices go, they've gone up slightly, but then again, so has the price of groceries in general, And I think it still has better prices on a lot of things than places like Stop & Shop and DeCicco's, although I hope the new DeCicco's opening up in Harrison is as good as their store in Ardsley.

                1. re: kdgchow

                  Their sale prices have gone up, and their prices on kosher meat jumped dramatically. I remember when they went up many people here were talking about it, and the employees I mentioned it to in the store said that many people had complained. I only shop for certain things there, since it's so far away from me. I do the majority of my grocery shopping at Shoprite.

                  1. re: kdgchow

                    The DeCicco's in Harrison is really big. I do a lot of shopping at the Scarsdale branch, and the new one offers a lot more including a dedicated wall of beer, aged beef in the butcher shop, a bakery, a bigger selection of cheese and sushi, and lots and lots of shelf space for groceries. Give it a go, and see what you think.

                    1. re: Maryld

                      I haven't been to other DeCicco's so can't compare size but the one in Harrison is in now way "big" and I'm not even comparing to Fairway which is many, many, many times the size. Don't get me wrong, I live pretty close and I'm thrilled to have it there and is a very welcome replacement to the disgusting Food City. Still, the Harrison DeCicco's is a relatively small grocery store.

                      1. re: laylag

                        Well, maybe it's bigger than the Scarsdale store :-).

              2. re: MisterBill2

                Maybe for Greenburgh - maybe it's just a temporary place they are doing the hiring. The job posting is in Indeed.com. Search for Fairway Market.

                1. re: wincountrygirl

                  There is no place in the City of White Plains to put something as large as a Fairway. The parking and traffic would be a nightmare. They need a big parking lot and large store in a strip mall or a standalone. That shopping center in Greenburg or maybe one of the empty stores on Central Avenue.

                  1. re: kaaaassss

                    You mean no room or parking for something large, like Shoprite? That's the same size as Fairway.

                    1. re: MisterBill2

                      That's true but how many stores of that size that will attract a large volume of people can White Plains manage. I do my grocery shopping in Shoprite and I have never seen that store crowded. I have never been to a Fairway but from what I've read on Chowhound the locations are always crowded.

                      1. re: kaaaassss

                        Not true according to the recent posting by Barrels41. But obviously that is their goal.

                        Also, compared to the number of people who shop at The Galleria and The Westchester, do you think Fairway is going to cause that much traffic volume?

                  2. re: wincountrygirl

                    Did you apply for the job? Let us know where they say the location actually is!

                    1. re: MisterBill2

                      No, I didn't. It came up in my search, but a lot of things come up that you're really not looking for. But when I saw it I got excited about the store maybe really opening!! I'll bet it is the Greenburgh location.

                      1. re: wincountrygirl

                        it could also just be a back office location

                        1. re: debmom

                          I was thinking that, but all the postings for jobs say which store the job is for. So it must be in or near White Plains.

                          1. re: wincountrygirl

                            There is a big space on Post Road by The Westchester that used to be a gym. Kisco Deli which was next door just closed. Maybe they would combine that space.

                            1. re: kaaaassss

                              Yes! And I used to work across the street. Frozen Ropes was has been closed for 5 years and the deli, I understand, was forced out so the landlord could have one big space. I wonder..............

                            2. re: wincountrygirl

                              Could it be coming to the old Sports Authority space? (Sports Authority moving to ex-Syms location.)

                              1. re: mrsdebdav

                                See, there is plenty of space - with parking!

                                1. re: mrsdebdav

                                  I did not know that Sports Authority was moving. Makes sense since Dicks opened across the street.

                                  1. re: mrsdebdav

                                    In reading the articles about the new SA location in Elmsford, it is not clear that they will be closing the WP location as opposed to just opening an additional store.

                                2. re: debmom

                                  Their back office is at the Harlem store. I got sent a gift card from them once and it was from there. I doubt they'd be opening something in White Plains with no store nearby.

                        2. As per a friend / job developer "I called the Fairway Market in Pelham Manor and was told that there will be a Fairway opening in White Plains in January or February. He did not know exactly where.

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                          1. re: chowdom

                            Maybe the Toys R Us or Sport Authority spaces at Westchester Pavillion. Not far from Whole Foods. Plenty of parking in the garage. Access to high income customers in vicinity of The Westchester.

                            1. re: Barrels41

                              That would really suck if Fairway opened a store further north in Westchester and it had a pay parking garage!

                              BTW did TRU close at the WP? The owner's website does not show it as available (it does not show Sports Authority as available, either). Also, the Sports Authority space is only 43,000 square feet, which would make it 1/3 smaller than any other Fairway that has opened recently. Here's the property diagram for the WP:

                              http://www.ubproperties.com/leasemaps...

                              Also the Westchester Pavilion is zip code 10601, not 10606.

                              Also I found an article about Sports Authority moving to Elmsford and they say they will not be open until the summer. So I don't see Fairway being available to open that soon.

                              I still think that people (and the listing) are confused and this is the Nanuet store that is being discussed. If you look on the website where the jobs are found, they have listings for a number of Fairway locations but nothing for Nanuet, which is known to be opening fairly soon. I don't see them listing jobs for an unannounced store and not listing a store that is currently being constructed.

                              1. re: MisterBill2

                                What is TRU? Yes, according to the job posting the zip is 10606. And the jobs were clearly NOT in Nanuet as they all stated White Plains and the jobs for Nanuet clearly stated Nanuet. I did see some Nanuet jobs on that website.

                                1. re: wincountrygirl

                                  TRU=Toys R Us?

                                  I sent an email to Fairway to see if they'll clarify about the stores. Will post if/when I hear something.

                                  1. re: Elisa515

                                    LOL!! Thanks Elisa!!

                                    1. re: Elisa515

                                      They won't say anything about an unannounced store. If anyone knows someone at a publication like Westchester Business Journal, they would be good to talk to.

                                      I just emailed Julia Sexton from Westchester Magazine and see if she can get someone to look into it. They should enjoy a good mystery like this.

                                  2. re: MisterBill2

                                    Toys R Us is relocating to the city center

                                    http://realestate.lohudblogs.com/2012...

                                    1. re: chowdom

                                      Wow, I wonder where they will go? What space is available there? Maybe the area straight ahead next to B&N when you walk in from the garage side? The Westchester Pavilion will be almost empty, especially if Sports Authority chooses to close the store there when they open in Elmsford.

                                      1. re: MisterBill2

                                        It'll probably take the space of Nordstrom Rack (which is moving downstairs to the former Circuit City site next to B&N) across from ShopRite.

                                        1. re: djca

                                          wouldn't it be too close to ShopRite if it opened in the old Nordstrom space? They may not be able to open that close to another supermarket.

                                          1. re: kaaaassss

                                            They're talking about Toys R Us, not Fairway.

                                    2. re: MisterBill2

                                      There is so much construction going on i White Plains that it is possible that they are already renovating a space for the store. Maybe they are not looking to open up a super sized store in downtown white plains but a smaller one.. They will be in competition with Whole Foods, Stop and Shop and Shoprite. If they open in the center of White Plains anywhere, the parking will no be free unless they pay for it.

                                      1. re: kaaaassss

                                        Makes sense that the ads are for Nanuet. With the IPO to get by I don't think Fairway and pull the trigger on another store investment.

                                        They should do well in Nanuet. No competition for a quality supermarket on Rt. 59. Fairway also has many kosher products and bakery.

                                        1. re: Barrels41

                                          As I said, the ads for Nanuet are clearly marked Nanuet. These say White Plains.

                                          1. re: wincountrygirl

                                            And thezip code is 10606, whch does not cover downtown (or Nanuet, for that matter.) I'm still guessing towards Scarsdale where the now-closed car dealerships were. That's a big tract

                                            1. re: Westjanie

                                              That's what it looks like on the map

                                  3. re: chowdom

                                    Thanks!!!

                                  4. Hysterical that we foodies are also wannabe sleuths! Found this want ad with map pinning what I guess is supposed to be the store location. It's in the vicinity of Walmart.. Zip for this location is 10601, not 10606, tho.
                                    http://www.workinretail.com/WR/JobSee...

                                    Don't really care about Fairway, but I love a good mystery!

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                                    1. re: mrsdebdav

                                      Yes, that's the first ad I saw for 10601. Subsequent ads have the 10606.

                                      1. re: mrsdebdav

                                        when I click on the link it says (and shows) the location as being in NYC. Has it changed?

                                        1. re: DGresh

                                          Me too - when I clicked through it showed the locaition as NY. Maybe they are trying to cast a wider net with their want ads. My feeling is that if Fairway was close enough to opening to hire an office manager, we'd know where it was going to be and it would already be under construction.

                                          1. re: scarsdalesurprise

                                            Correct. And given how closed lipped they are about new locations, I can't imagine that they'd have a job posting out there before the store was announced. That's why I think the listing is in error..

                                      2. In today's Daily News, in an article about expanding food businesses, it seems that Fairway's bakery is moving to the Bronx:
                                        http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/b...
                                        Whether or not this has anything to do with the job posting, I can't say. But since we are sleuthing I figured I would mention this.

                                        1. There is a +/- 70,000 sqf space on Rt 119/Tarrytown Road that was an A & P. If anywhere, I would be looking there.

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                                          1. re: Jon1856

                                            It is NOT anywhere close to 70k square feet. It's 38,208 square feet. Which is way too small for a Fairway (and parking would be terrible - the one time I was at that A&P I recall it was bad). If you don't believe me, check their data sheet for the mall: (the location is #1 on the map):

                                            http://www.heymanproperties.com/GetPD...

                                            That was the location that people were talking about originally. I had no idea how small it was. And I don't think it can be significantly expanded.

                                            1. re: MisterBill2

                                              I wish they would think of the North Western side of Westchester. I love Stew Leonards but I crave some variety . I would love something nearer to Ossining like elmsford or as was previously mentioned , Greenburgh.Even the new Ridge Hill would be ideal near the Sprain Brook

                                              1. re: shoekittykat

                                                With Whole Foods there, nothing else is going into Ridge Hill. Also, how is Yonkers anywhere remotely near "north"?