Location: 300 Ryders Lane, Milltown NJ
A few weeks ago word came in to the January Discussions post that some changes were underway at the Milltown store. I stopped in about two weeks ago to have a look around. While some minor rearranging had happened in the Produce Department, not much else was going on. The Bucks County Coffee Café had been removed but I'm not sure if that was part of the current changes or if it has been gone for a while. You can see where it used to be located right below...
Above is a photo of the café as it was when Acme Style covered the store back in 2013.
Losing the Café does open up the front of the store significantly. It's a rather odd layout here when you first walk in the front door. You are immediately blocked by the long cheese case which forces you to either walk past the Deli all the way to the left or head straight for the Café which was on the right. Now with the Café being removed, there aren't as many obstacles greeting shoppers.
The produce tables all used to be at weird angles creating a very strange flow throughout the department. They now have been straightened and all run parallel to the front of the store.
A refrigerated case has been removed.
Some leftover displays and bins were gathered to the rear of Produce. And that's all I saw. More informations has come in to the February Discussions....
Hey guys, if you want to see the Milltown Acme, now is the time. Unfortunately, they are remodeling it. They are slowly taking down the large decorations in the store. Also, they have taken down the low black lights over produce and replaced all of the lights in the store. I will miss the old décor but it has been almost 15 years since it opened. The humongous cooler filled with bottles of coke has been taken down, they removed the sprinkler from the bottom of the giant bowl of chips, and they have taken down about half of the aisle markers. You should definitely go before the rest is gone. They probably work overnight because there is a scissorlift that is being kept in the former seating area from Starbucks. They have made some significant changes to the produce section and bakery.
Say it ain't so... the giant bucket of soda is gone!
I wonder how much of a remodel will be happening here. The store is in need of some updating and streamlining. It is signage overkill in this place. Just take a look at the original post by clicking here to see for yourself. On my recent visit the "Acme Reading Center" signage was STILL up even though that department had been relocated years ago. That area is now used of for the 10 for $10 sales. And below you'll see the Video Department which has been long gone as well but the signage still remains...
The self-checkouts were still here on my last visit. I imagine they will be getting removed soon. One other interesting thing that I noticed was the store was the busiest I have ever seen it! I've been stopping here from time to time over the years and never saw many people in the place. When I was here two weeks ago you could actually call the place BUSY! I was never too sure about the store's success. It lost its Pharmacy the same time Clifton did. Now Clifton is closing, although word from a couple of sources is that an obscene increase in rent is what doomed that store. Milltown looks to be going strong. I will be stopping in over the next few weeks and will keep you updated on the changes.