Little by little, the new Village Market under experienced grocer/owner Jay McCormack, is fulfilling McCormack’s vision of supplying an upscale shopping alternative to Hill residents at reasonable prices. Shelves are well stocked and the produce installation is expected by May 22, according to McCormack’s daughter in law Sarah, part of the family management team.

Gary Budnick, former and longtime operator of Gary’s Deli in Strawberry Plaza, will helm the deli/restaurant section. “He’ll handle all food preparation and also provide special ordering, such as particular pies for special occasions,” said Sarah. “He should be completely in place by this weekend.”

With the installation of Budnick as deli operator and produce installation on the May 22, the only other thing remaining in the Village Market interior revitalization plan is the meat section and butcher service.

Formal grand opening will be in June.