Northgate Mall in Revere, Massachusetts, is a place where commerce and customers converge for clothes, a prescription and the occasional Big Mac.
But deep in the busy cove of commerce, like a phantom ship, sits a built but still unopened Market Basket, longing for that sea of customers.
"I've been waiting for this store to open for over a year," said customer Chris McLellan. "I came by last night and I saw lights on, and I was so gratified."
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There is no fixed date as to when the store will open, but speculation is that it will be between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
"Every tenant will look forward to this building opening," said Northgate Mall owner Doug Allen.