RI’s first Market Basket to open in Warwick Friday

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WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — The first Market Basket in Rhode Island is set to open later this week.

On Friday, customers can start shopping at the new supermarket located off Route 2 (Bald Hill Road) in Warwick.

Construction on the building began in June. The location was previously a Sam’s Club and most recently housed At Home.

The Massachusetts-based supermarket chain said the new store will include Market’s Kitchen and Café, the Market Basket Butcher Block, Niji Sushi and more than 50,000 food items, including organic, vegan and plant-based products.

There will also be a variety of Rhode Island products available for purchase, according to the company.

It was originally thought the first Market Basket location in Rhode Island would open in Johnston, but that store’s opening date has yet to be announced.

Market Basket was founded 104 years ago and currently operates 84 stores throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Prior to the Warwick location, Rhode Island’s nearest Market Basket was in South Attleboro, close to the Pawtucket border.

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