Value Foods Celebrates New Brooklyn Center Store
Value Foods, a familiar name in Brooklyn Center, celebrated the grand opening of its new location on Friday, June 2.
The store moved from a smaller location in the Humboldt Square Shopping Center to the former Dollar Tree site in the same mall. They had a soft opening in April.
“We were [in a] 2,500-square-foot space there but now we’re in an 8,600 square foot space,” said Abdou Jaiteh, the store’s owner.
The market is among a small number of grocery stores still operating in Brooklyn Center after Walmart closed it doors in April.
Bigger Value Foods Store Offers More Services
Value Foods specializes in ethnic foods, but Jaiteh said the store has something to offer everyone.
“From fresh meat, fresh seafood, fresh produce, and we have a lot of dry products,” Jaiteh said. “From the African community that’s here, the Hispanic community, the white, the Black community around this area, we’re here to serve them all.”
The store offers brand names, as well as cuts of meat and seafood not available in a larger chain grocery store. Cow’s feet and bone-in goat cubes are available along with chicken breast and ground beef.
According to Jaiteh, the store can offer more services out of its larger space.
“Here we can have customers come in [and] pick whatever they want, we can cater to them based on what they need,” Jaiteh said. “We’re not just bundling it and putting it on the shelf for them. We can serve them based on their need and whatever quantity that they want to buy. We can sell as much as boxes — we can sell one pound, two pounds, whatever the customer needs.”
Catering is also available through Value Foods.
The new location is becoming popular with customers, according to Jaiteh.
“They are happy, they are thanking us every single day,” Jaiteh said. “Everybody that walks in here is excited. They are not used to having such a large space with more variety and the cleanliness of the place, and they’re happy. They are happy for us and we thank them – [it’s] because of them we are able to grow to this size.”
A second Value Foods is located at Zanebrook Shopping Center in Brooklyn Park.