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Stop & Shop Adjusts Hours, Provides Seniors With 90 Minutes of Exclusive Shopping Each Day

Stop & Shop at 34-51 48th Street in Long Island City (Google)

March 16, 2020 By Christian Murray

Stop & Shop, a supermarket chain with several locations throughout Queens and hundreds across the North East, announced today that it is adjusting its hours to accommodate senior citizens.

The grocery chain will provide senior citizens with a designated 1 ½ hour period each day– starting Thursday– exclusively for their shopping. Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. the stores will only be open for customers over the age of 60.

Stop & Shop said that seniors are the most vulnerable population amid the coronavirus and it is important that they can get access to food and other needed supplies at this time. Furthermore, the stores will be less crowed which will enable social distancing.

The stores for the general public are now open from 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. effective immediately.

The stores were previously open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

Stop & Shop has stores in Long Island City, Arverne, Rockaway, Maspeth, Glendale, Ridgewood, Flushing, Howard Beach and Ozone Park. The company operates over 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.

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Eli

I wish that you have delivery of food to senior that can’t get to the store. I could not get delivery even with the two weeks period. I could not find a spot available within two weeks and not even beyond. Please could you suggest any other alternative. Thanks

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Julia

Went at 6:30 sm wednesday. LI must be the fountain of youth. Didn’t look like there weremant 60+ shoppers!

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David Staton

Thank you so much for your consideration for seniors. Please have the store stocked with essentials such as toilet paper. This will be an incredible help for us. Thank you so very much

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