talk of the five towns

KolSave, discount supermarket, opens at Brach's site


KolSave Market, a new discount kosher supermarket, opened on Monday in the former Brach’s building at 11 Lawrence Lane in Lawrence.

“KolSave is all about savings, savings on everything,” Purchasing Manager Howie Klagsburn said at a ribbon cutting event moments before eager shoppers began scouring the store’s wide aisles and filling their carts. Klagsburn said the new store would be stocked with merchandise that would “save everyone in this community a significant amount of money on their weekly shopping bills.”

While KolSave’s warehouse-style ambiance and lower prices differentiate it from its parents, the Gourmet Glatt markets in neighboring Cedarhurst and Woodmere, it is nonetheless an attractive facility with a large selection of merchandise, including packaged groceries, fresh meat and poultry, produce, dairy and bakery items, and prepared foods. Some goods are available in multi- or super-packs, and the store carries both name brand and off-brand items, to increase discount options.

As was the case with Brach’s, which closed in May 2016, there is ample free parking.

Many people “really need to stretch every dollar to pay the tuition and everything else we have to do for our children and grandchildren,” Klagsburn said. He added that leaders in the Five Towns, including rabbis, had urged Gourmet Glatt to offer the community a budget shopping option.

Nassau’s new county executive, Laura Curran, joined Gourmet Glatt and KolSave managers, and Achiezer Founder and President Rabbi Boruch Ber Bender, in cutting the ribbon.

Initially, KolSave will be open Sunday through Tuesday from 9 am to 7 pm; Wednesday from 9 am to 10 pm; Thursday from 9 am to 11 pm, and Friday from 8 am to 2:30 pm (with erev Shabbos closing times extended as the day lengthens).

The new market split the former Brach’s building with Amazing Savings, which plans to open in February, with the site being called Savings Plaza.

Revised 1.10.18, 1 am