Since the opening of our first grocery store in 1972 the Beltran Family has not only provided its customers with impeccable service and great prices but with the highest quality meats and produce available. We migrated to the United States from Cuba in 1969 and settled in New Jersey with not more than our name. In 1972 my father, Roberto, and his best friend, formed a partnership and opened our first store called Las Brisas Grocery in Union City. They catered to the local neighborhood which was mostly inhabited by Puerto Ricans and Cubans. The partnership lasted for many successful years. The business was prosperous enough allowing my parents to send my brother, Manny, and I to college. After graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas College in 1984 and working briefly on Wall Street, I decided to return to our family business. In 1988 we bought Kikos Grocery and Meat Market. Shortly thereafter, a shopping plaza was built across the street from our store and 1990 we relocated into a vacant space; we changed the name to Kikos Supermarket. During the following 10 years we opened and sold several stores in West New York and Clifton with the C-Town Supermarket chain.
In 2000 we were given an opportunity to buy a failing Fine Fare Supermarket in Fairview, New Jersey. The business along with the property was available for purchase. This was a new and exciting challenge for us. The neighborhood consisted of Brazilians, Guatemalans, Italians, Croatians, and Mexicans. We were looking forward to servicing them and providing them with products that they could now purchase locally and conveniently. We gutted the store and remodeled it from top to bottom, staying true to the philosophy that we had built our business on; to give the customer the utmost attention, the best quality products available and incomparable service.
Kikos Supermarket II is currently celebrating its 11th year in business, and still providing our customers with free delivery, superb meats and produce, a variety of international products and the exemplary service that they are accustomed to. So please come in, talk with our butchers, they will help you select the best cut of meat for your occasion. They will be happy to show you our home made sausages and our unique Chimichurri Sauce. If you should have any comments, suggestions or should need to place a special order, please feel free to stop by our office. My father, Roberto, or I are always there to help.
Thank you for your business,
Felix D. Beltran, Owner