Not much to see here at the former Garfield Acme. It's big claim to fame is being the only pitched-roof store in North Jersey... as far as I know. The next closest pitched-roof store would have been way down in Princeton Junction. North Jersey is littered with the 50's and early 60's styled stores. Many of which to be shown here on Acme Style as we continue touring the North Jersey region.
UPDATE: I stand corrected... Plainfield is the closet former pitched-roof store.
I don't have any info on the closing date of this store. Guessing it closed in the late 80's to very early 90's.
Notice the Acme's windows are still intact at Food Village. You can tell for sure by looking along the bottom of the windows. All stores now located in the former Acme have drop ceilings. The columns of cinder block give the shopping center a distinctive unfinished look. The bright blue siding regretfully disguises the pitched-roof.
Midland Square is located at 247 Midland Avenue. The shopping center sits down a hill from the main road. The entrance and exit are located to the far right of the shopping center.
A side shot to show the roof line. I should have taken more pictures while I was here but the property was very unappealing and I had more interesting North Jersey locations to get to that day.
Like many pitched-roof stores... the location did not seem ideal. Midland Ave is not as major of a road as it appears to be here. The Acme was tucked away in a neighborhood area without much other shopping options nearby. Great for the people living nearby but the store probably didn't draw big crowds from the surrounding areas.
Extremely limited parking which is common to pitched-roof stores. Well... it can go either way. Some pitched-roof stores had massive parking lots.
From the back... undeniably Acme!