Rumors of this one have been floating around for a while... and it is now official... the Rockaway Acme will close it's doors for the last time on Saturday, April 10. Once one of Acme's most successful North Jersey stores, the store is now a ghost town due to competition from ShopRite, WalMart and Target... all of which have opened nearby within the past 10 years. There is no better example of Acme's inability/unwillingness to compete with lower priced chains that move into it's territories.
I will have a detailed post on this store after the closing. Pictures of the original Rockaway Acme and... with thanks to several Acme Style fans... tons of interior pictures of the store will be included. It's a sad site these days with the hole left by the the Starbucks and the shut down Seafood department. A huge contrast to the 80's when this store was packed on a daily basis.
You can read an article about the closing here.