Classic images courtesy of trex354
Location: 1601 North High Street, Millville NJ
The old Millvile Acme seen here closed back in 2005 when a new replacement store opened about a mile away. That new store, which we will take a brief look at down below, is now a former Acme as well... the last of the 6 stores closing this February to be featured on the blog.
I have been referring to this model of Acme as the "Colonial Cottage" mainly due to the stylings of the front windows, the door frames and other details used around the store. I imagine too that the deluxe version of the 70's Colonial Decor was developed for these stores which included the slate tile floor in the produce department. This particular model was rolled out as the pitched-roof era was coming to an end in the late 60's. A nearly identical store to this one is still open in Manaquan NJ. The abandoned location in Belmar NJ is similar as well.
The delivery doors had significant details not seen in previous models. You can see close up details on the Belmar's doors. The door seen here was lead to the small storage room used for bread deliveries.
The Belmar store was had a similar set up with with a strip mall extending out of the right side.
Zooming in for a closer look...
A close-up of the windows which gives us a look at the inside. If you click on the picture for the larger view you'll be able to see a hint of checkerboard pattern in the middle window and the blue light boxes above the checkouts.
The famous beam sticking out of the roof for lifting compressors to the second floor.
The Acme is the building at the top of the strip. Massive parking lot to the side of the building.
The store has been converted to an "Anytime Fitness" 24-hour gym. Wanna go inside and check it out? Click here.
Some Google street view images to show the back of the store. Google didn't have street level views of the front. The road seen here seems to have developed into more of a main street through town than North High Street which the shopping center faces.
And now about a mile up the road to the replacement store...
Image courtesy of AcmeFan85
Location: 101 Bluebird Lane, Millville NJ
As mentioned above, the new Acme opened back in March 2005 next door to Lowes. Acme set up shop in the part of town which already had an established Pathmark and Walmart. A ShopRite opened on theo other side of the Acme in August 2007. The Pathmark was the first to give up and closed back in October 2010 as part of A&P's closing of 25 stores.
The image of the new store comes to us courtesy of AcmeFan85. I was hoping someone would be able to get us some additional photos, especially of the interior, but none have come in. The interior was undoubtedly the Alberstons Marketplace decor.
Above is a look at the nearby compeition. The old Acme is in the lower portion of the image. Target, Kohls and ShopRite are newer addtions to town. The Cumberland Mall sits just North of the Walmart/Pathmark shopping center.
The ShopRite under construction in the upper left.
A close-up view on Bing Maps reveals the store completed and open for business.
The Pathmark located across the street.
The Millville Acme closed for good on Wednesday February 23. Thanks to trex354 and AcmeFan85 for making this post possible.