There was still some bread in the Bakery and a small selection of produce. They aren't kidding with the "we've lowered prices!" sign. Everything is 50% off!!
Both the regular and Kosher Delis were completely shut down.
Former home to the Bucks County Coffee. The department was removed last October., a change that was made most likely before the store was slated for closure. For a look at the former café, click here.
The self-checkouts survived until the end.
As mentioned in previous Clifton posts, this store offered a wide selection of Kosher items to appeal to the local community.
The Acme at Oregon and 19th is a virtual twin of this store. You can visit that location by clicking here.
Sad to see all the signage signaling Acme's turnaround still handing in this store.
Dairy was completely shut down.
Have to say my visit here this week was pretty bizarre. Back in 2004 when the store was just weeks away from opening I would occasiotnaly stop by at night to check on the progress. On one evening that I still remember very vividly, the entire interior was completed. Shelves, fixtures, registers signage all in place. Only thing missing was products on the shelves. This past Monday the store was virtually in the same condition, although this time it was getting ready to close... for good. Comments left on the blog have indicated that a sharp increase in rent is the main reason the store is closing. A comment just in this morning claims the rent had soared to $120,000 a month.
One quick look at the former Acme in Clifton...
1006 Route 46 West, Clifton, NJ
This location opened in 1959. As of Friday, Clifton will be without an Acme for the first time in 56 years.
Below is a map showing the locations of Acmes that existed in this part of New Jersey over the years. Granted, not all stores shown here were open at the same time, some stores were replacements of other, but it does give you an idea of the presence Acme once had in this area.
The same map is below, showing how many Acmes are in this part of the state as of Friday, February 20th...
For additional coverage of the Clifton store, please click here.