Filipino grocer FilStop opened its flagship location on Monday at Clifton Plaza in Clifton.
The 16,000-square-foot store sells food items from the Philippines as well as fresh, ready-to-go meals.
FilStop’s 4,000-square-foot Jersey City location, open since 1973, will remain open.
“We are looking forward to serving our loyal client base from this larger location,” said Owner Erwin Santos, who chose Clifton Plaza due to its visible location on Route 46, ample parking and accessibility to major roadways.
FilStop’s Clifton location has about 10,000 food items, which according to Santos is the largest selection of products available at any Asian big box store in the country.
“Equally important, we run our stores in a very ‘mom and pop’ style and pride ourselves on being on the ground with our customer base each day as we cater to their wants and needs. If someone is looking for an item that we don’t have, I will order it and make sure the customer gets the products they want,” Santos said in a statement.
Clifton Plaza, which is managed by North Plainfield-based Levin Management Corp., is anchored by a Big Lots and Blink Fitness and features a strong mix of retail, restaurant and service tenants including Dollar Tree, Dunkin, GameStop, Verizon Wireless and Sally Beauty Supply, among others.