Amid bouquets of balloons, scores of young men providing parking lot assistance and hundreds of ravenous, excited customers, the upscale kosher supermarket Seasons opened its doors this morning at its Pikesville location.

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The store is located at 1630 Reisterstown Road, at the former site of an Office Depot and next door to St. Marks on-the-Hill, an Episcopal church.

The Flushing, N.Y.-based supermarket chain first announced plans for the 25,000-square-foot store in Pikesville about three years ago.

Zachary Richards, the Pikesville store’s general manager, said Seasons will have between 75-100 employees on any given week. The supermarket sells meats, dairy, bakery goods, deli, sushi, fish and floral arrangements. The meat and fish departments at Seasons in Pikesville are under the supervision of the Baltimore-based Star-K kosher certification group, as are most of the prepared foods in the store.

Founded in 2013, Seasons has four locations in the New York metropolitan area, as well as two stores in Clifton, N.J., and Lakewood, N.J. Seasons also plans to open stores in Scarsdale, N.Y., and Cleveland.

Seasons and Pikesville’s Seven Mile Market are the Baltimore metropolitan area’s only full-service, kosher-certified supermarkets.

Seasons will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays; 7 a.m. to midnight on Thursdays; and 7 a.m. until two hours before Shabbat on Fridays.

For information, visit seasonskosher.com.

Photos by Steve Ruark

 

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