The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company is officially opening the New Providence (New Jersey) A&P located at 1260 Springfield Ave., with an exciting three-day celebration. A&P associates will celebrate the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 24, with a special donation to the local police, fire and rescue departments.

The store will hold a three-day celebration, from 12 – 4 p.m. on Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26, where Customers can enjoy cash register giveaways, music and entertainment, raffles, a sampling of delicious treats, and much more.  Customers will also have the chance to win a free bag of groceries (or a free pizza from the store’s pizza counter), which will be given away every hour between 12 – 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Some highlights of the new store include:

Freshly Prepared Foods - Features a full-service pizza counter, along with specialty hot foods such as lasagna, meatballs and eggplant.  A salad bar affords shoppers the ability to create a freshly made salad.  Additionally, the store features a made-to-order sandwich bar and fresh soup selections.

Bakery - Expansive Bakery presenting specialty and custom cakes, including a Gluten-free line, as well as a full selection of breads and rolls, cookies, pies and even candies, such as chocolate covered pretzels.

Seafood - A seafood lover’s paradise with the freshest fish available, direct from Fulton Market, including shrimp, lobsters, shellfish, organic and all-natural fish selections, as well as a wide array of filets and steaks, ranging from Chilean Sea Bass to Swordfish, European fish on ice and a Sushi Bar featuring daily specials.

Meat - Unmatched meat department providing best-in-class products such as richly marbled, high-grade, American-bred Wagyu beef, as well as Green Way All Natural chicken, beef and pork, offering shoppers a wide selection of choices for daily meals, or special event menus.

Center Store Department - Offers a wide array of specialty items, including a Gluten-free and natural foods section, along with expanded product areas for babies and kids, pets and beauty care, among other items.