Location: 177 Washington Valley Road, Warren, NJ
Acme opened here on November 6, 2015, taking over a plain ol' A&P. The interior dates back to the 90's with A&P passing this store over during 4 rounds of "fresh" remodels. Acme must have seen some potential here that A&P hadn't. There doesn't seem to be any major competition in the nearby area aside from a King's just across the street.
A&P built this store back in 1979 and added an addition to the right side in the 90's. The store has an old-school A&P feel inside but doesn't feel painfully dated. I particularly like the double entrances at the front that lead into an open-air vestibule. Floral is front and center as you walk in.
Looking toward the vestibule and front windows. This store was planned to be the final post of 2015 which explains the ample selection of poinsettias.
Decent grab and go selection, just no signage to draw customers over to the area.
Even though the place is pretty dated, it's still bright, super white and clean!
Checkerboard patterns got a lot of mileage in the 90's.
So this was a fun find... the Kitchen Shop aisle still intact. Kitchen accessories mostly removed to make way for groceries.
The days of hanging merchandise above the cases is thankfully over.
Looking toward the front. The columns would seem to indicate where the addition meets the original store.
The Corner Bakery in the far back corner next to Cold Cuts.
The nearly invisible Café.
The "Fresh Obsessed" aisle markers still in place.
Nope. No Acme sign along the front-end.
Fascinating how the other store signs were designed to have the same shape as A&P's sign...
When I first arrived here, I thought the Walgreens was the original A&P in the center. Looks like a perfectly retrofitted Centennial store. Turns out... it's not. The Centennial-like roof line was added long after the center was first built in 1979.
The Acme in the upper righthand corner with King's in the lower lefthand corner.
Location: 64 Mountain Blvd, Warren, NJ
Very attractive store from the outside. Not sure if King's has always been here or if the building started out as something else.
Nicely remodeled King's store. Has the latest version of their "Where Inspirations Strikes" decor package.
For those not familiar with King's... the stores are on the small side with a focus on gourmet and higher-end brands. Prices are high but the stores are very nice and a fun place to go when you're looking for new things to try. Weekly shopping here is simply out of the question unless you enjoy being completely ripped off.
Only 8 aisles of groceries.
MASSIVE flag in the center of town. This picture doesn't really capture how cool it looks in person.
You can see the addition to the right side.
1995Yet to be expanded in 1995.
1979Under construction in 1979.