Friday, December 11, 2009
Update to a former Acme Style Bonus Store!
The brand-new Stop and Shop in Clifton, New Jersey. The old store was torn down and replaced with an entirely new building. It had closed back in February and reopened in this November. You can take a look at the "before" pictures by clicking here.
The new sign stands on the same spot as the old one.
The back of the store which you see when come off of Route 3. This is the area where the Sam Goody once stood.
The red line is an approximation of where the new building stands.
And now for some interior shots... taken with my cell phone so the quality isn't great. For the record, Stop and Shop is not one of my favorite places. The new decor and branding they have rolled out recently doesn't make me want to shop there any more than before. I find their look to be overly generic and bland. The use of the fruit bowl logo everywhere is a little too similar to Target's bulls-eye, yet makes much less sense. I preferred the look and atmosphere of the old store which retained much of it's look from the former Grand Union.
Meals to go, Deli and Bakery line the left side of the store. Produce cases are to the left. I took a picture of that are but have some how lost it. I am standing in the health food department which is about 3 short ailes to the rear of Produce.
A drab looking front end.
The department signage is the same color scheme and look throughout the store.
The milk is along the back wall. Frozen Food cases are to the left of this picture.
Health and Beauty is in the front right-hand corner of the store along with the Pharmacy.
This is about the most exciting thing that separates Stop and Shop from it's competitors. Portable self scanners. You scan each item and put it right in the bag. Sounds like fun but still not enough of a reason to shop here.