Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Sea Isle City Acme Opened Today!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Quality Built In Wall Township!

Photos courtesy of catnapped

Location: 2007 State Route 35, Wall Township, NJ 
Opened as Acme on November 6, 2015


An extensive remodel is underway at the Wall Township store, one of A&P's original future stores! It's interesting to see what Acme is doing here considering A&P couldn't be bothered to do much of anything. The store had a very basic "fresh" update with nothing more than a d├ęcor swap. The aisle signs didn't even get replaced. Acme, however, is pulling out all the stops to transform this location into a real beauty!








A&P's coffee counter in the front corner has been removed. I belive it was mentioned in a comments section somewhere that a Starbucks is being installed here.



BEFORE...
Acme/Former A&P Wall, NJ
Before photos courtesy of Dan Asnis' flickr collection



Have to say, I love the color scheme Acme is using in these remodels. The department signs look particularly good with the lights left over from A&P illuminating them from below. Such a huge improvement over the drab look of the A&P. New salad bar and hot foods bar have been installed. The flooring is being replaced in other areas of the store. I suspect it will be replaced here once all the new cases are installed.

BEFORE...
Acme/Former A&P Wall, NJ
Acme painted over A&P's farm mural that ran along the wall above the Bakery.








And what's this? A room being built in the Produce department. Probably for fresh cut fruits and veggies but I can't say for sure.




Along back of the new Produce room.




Aisle markers running parallel to the aisles just like the A&P signs previously.


Acme is removed the ugly, slotted panels that ran along top of the meat and dairy cases. Perhaps they're putting new one up as all the brackets are still there. You can catch a glimpse of them below...

Acme/Former A&P Wall, NJ






Old tile meets new.


Acme replaced the center aisle of gondola frozen food cases with upright cases.


New tiling in one of the frozen food aisles.


MORE new cases going in!








"This Is Your ACME" is a great new addition to the remodeled stores! The retro logo wall seems to be getting the ax. We haven't seen it in any recent remodels.









So it looks like Acme is moving the Pharmacy from the entrance side over to this corner from its original spot next to Customer Service...


So my question here is... what sign is under the brown paper? What is Acme putting in this area?

BEFORE...
Acme/Former A&P Wall, NJ


All new, sleek tiling along the front-end.





BEFORE...
Acme/Former A&P Wall, NJ


I'm really loving the simplicity of design Acme is using these remodels.





AERIAL VIEWS


Pathmark competed with A&P for decades until it closed in 2009.


Looks like the store was expanded on the right side.







HISTORIC VIEW


1995
Can't go back in time any further than 1995. Everything looking pretty much the same here.