Specialty grocer Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace announced today the grand opening of its new Melville location on December 1. The new market marks the brand's sixth on Long Island and seventh overall. The full-service supermarket, featuring a gourmet Italian theme, an upscale design and a unique shopping experience, is located at 890 Walt Whitman Road on Route 110, North of the Northern State Parkway.

The opening of the new 53,000-square-foot Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace marks the successful conclusion of a six-month build process which brought together New Jersey-based Ruitenberg Lind Design Group, who was chosen to design the new space, and Arken Inc., who managed the actual building construction.

"We are thrilled to bring our Uncle Giuseppe's family to all of the families who live in this centrally located spot on Long Island. We are grateful that our brand has been so well received since we opened our first location in East Meadow in 1998. We can't wait to welcome the residents of Melville into our new store," says Philip DelPrete, one of Uncle Giuseppe's co-founders.

The Route 110 location is a one-of-a-kind Marketplace offering expanded grocery, produce, deli, meat, and bakery departments, along with a full complement of specialty departments.

"Our Marketplace is designed to be a one-stop shopping experience," DelPrete says. "We believe we have everything a shopper could possibly want – and more – in a supermarket."

Customers visiting the new Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace will enjoy an assortment of special offerings, including an abundance of fresh and organic produce, a fully staffed butcher department featuring the highest quality meats, a fresh seafood department with in-house fishmongers, a bakery overflowing with freshly baked treats and gourmet desserts, including breads straight from the Bronx's famed Arthur Avenue, along with a candy and gelato counter with flowing chocolate fountains and a fresh cheese department with hundreds of varieties of cheeses from all over the world.