AcmeStyle, this is perfectly alright. You have no obligation to give us anything. Enjoy your well deserved time-off from this great website, and thank you for all your hard work.
Thanks Max! I appreciate that. I do like to keep you all informed if no posts are coming so you don't get disappointed when you're not seeing anything new.
I will second that AcmeStyle, great job and thanks for all the great info!
I need some help with NJ retail history. Does anyone know what grocery store the "New York Sports Club" fitness center in Colonia (Avenel) NJ was? Looks like a trademark Food Fair/Pantry Pride to me, but now I suspect A&P. And the Jo-Ann Fabrics which also anchors the plaza I think started as a Woolworth, then was a "The Cloth World" fabric store which was bought by Jo-Ann in the late 80's. Also, what happened to the Woolco in Asbury Park from 1966? I saw some photos of it from when it was new but have no idea where it actually was. Could it have been a conversion from a downtown Woolworth? I saw a True Value Hardware store in Asbury Park which had similar lighting to the Woolco in the pictures. There doesn't seem to be any land in Asbury Park for shopping centers. I thought the town has been too high crime for most retail for a LONG time too. Or could it have actually been what is now Wal-Mart/Walmart (or maybe Home Depot) in Neptune?