This former A&P SAV-A-CENTER is just off of Rt. 206 in Andover NJ. It started out as a regular A&P with the orange logo and was converted to a SAV-A-CENTER in the mid to late 80's. Not sure when it closed down but would guess sometime in the late 90's. A massive ShopRite opened up about 2 miles down the road in Byram. I don't have any additional information on this store. Hopefully we'll get some commenters who can tell us more about it.
Love the old light fixtures on the awning. Looks like they have been there ever since the store opened as an A&P.
In on the left, out on the right.
Rather strange location for a grocery store. The front of the store faces the woods. This is what you would see when you come out the Exit. Very small parking lot between the doors and the woods.
That wheel and rock must have been on the property. As you will see in picks later, this A&P was built around what looks like a historic builinding.
Got some great interior shots. I love seeing the inside of abandoned grocery stores.
I really liked the decor in the SAV-A-CENTERS. This style was used before the Super Fresh look was rolled out in the SAV-A-CENTERS. I like the bold lettering, the intense green color and the pictures of food.
Looks like the Seafood department was back in that corner.
The Bakery was in the left hand corner.
The Produce Departement may have been along the front of the store to the left of the entrance. Could get angled any more to capture the Produce imagery or sign.
The is a small Post Office at the far end. Still open.
You can see the old buildings here that were originally on the property.
Not a great shot with the sun. Tough to time these visits with the best lighting situations!
Hmmm... not sure about the "We've got the prices!" Shouldn't they have thrown in "low prices!"?
This is the back of the store. Faces Rt. 206.
You can see here how the store is backs up to the local roads. It's also downhill from the roads making it difficult to notice when you pass by.