PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. -- Advantage Stores, the new club-like supermarket here, is off to an impressive start, operating at a 5% higher margin than anticipated. Brian Robinson, Advantage's president, said the store, which opened June 22, has been operating on a 32% margin. While not a traditional supermarket, Advantage certainly is competing for grocery dollars, particularly in Center Store. It offers Long Island consumers a club-type atmosphere, without charging a membership fee or ...

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