SECAUCUS AND BEYOND -- Secaucus' efforts to lure a major supermarket chain to their town have so far been thwarted. At Tuesday night’s Secaucus Town Council meeting, officials said that Foodtown has backed out of their plan to open a supermarket at the Xchange development because they don’t think they can generate enough sales.
Foodtown had conducted a feasibility study and began talks with the town six to eight months ago.
“We will continue to lure somebody here,” said Mayor Michael Gonnelli. “Trying to compete with Walmart is a tough thing.”
The town has been trying to draw a major supermarket for years, since the Acme closed in the center of town. The closest thing that residents have is the food section of Walmart.