Freehold Acme made it's first appearance on the blog back in March 2009. The store opened in February 2005 and closed less than two years later in November 2006 after failing to become profitable. The exterior of the store is one of Acme's nicest facades ever. The interior was the Albertson's Marketplace decor which you can see some hints of in the pictures below...
Interior photos courtesy of Andrew
The timing of these photos arriving in the Acme Style inbox is pretty crazy. I had already prepared the Millsboro post with a mention of Freehold as being another "crash and burn" location. Not a minute later did I discover that Andrew had sent these pictures of Freehold's interior. Back in 2009 when I was visiting this store, the building was crawling with people so I wasn't able to get any interior shots.
The right half of the store has since become a Top Tomato gourmet Italian grocery store. The other half remains abandoned.You can see the frozen food aisles with the patterned tiles. Outlines of the checkout stands in front. Andrew reports that Top Tomato is using alot of the decor Acme left behind.
Update 6.22.11: Tour Top Tomato! Michael from PA posted a link in the comments section to an extensive photo gallery of the Top Tomato store next door. I'm bumping it up to this update so no one misses out on it. Very cool! Click here to check it out.