New Hampshire grocery chain plans holiday shopping for 2017

NEW HAVEN, N.H. (AP) A New Hampshire grocer is planning a holiday shopping spree for the New Year with an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring everything from burgers to pies.

The Granite State’s First Stop, a family-owned business that has been in business for more than a century, is launching a new menu of burgers and baked goods and is also offering up pies and sandwiches to be served to guests at the store, located on Main Street in Granite City.

It’s a new experience for the business owner, who said the restaurant will offer something for everyone.

“We’re offering a really wide range of food for everybody and I think that’s a big plus,” said First Stop co-owner Joe Gershon.

First Stop opened in 1902 and is the oldest grocery in New Hampshire.

Its main goal is to be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 365 days a year, including holidays and weekends.

Gersharon said it will be open until the end of February for the first time.

“It’s going to be great,” he said.

Gershon said he plans to open his store around the holidays.

“Christmas is our Christmas season,” he added.

First stop is a part of the Granite Market chain, which started in New York in 1912 and expanded to more than 300 locations across the country in the 1970s.

It operates at more than 5,000 stores across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The company’s goal is “to be one of the best in the industry,” Gershons wife, Jennifer, said.