Currently there is construction going on at the Paulsboro Plaza this month. They have already started on the new Sav-a-lot, which will take place in the old Acme building. As soon as they replace the roof and clean out the inside, the rest of the first phase of the plaza will hopefully be completed by the second quarter of this year. Photos will be taken during its grand opening as long as I don't get caught doing it.
It is confirmed that Acme is buying the former A&P's in Patterson, NY and Boonton, NJ as well as an A&P liquor store in Old Greenwich, CT. http://supermarketnews.com/ap-bankruptcy-2015/ap-selling-3-more-sites-acme-green-way-brand-allegiance
The two Supermarkets were no suprise. What surprised me is I didn't think that Acme or Albertson's was in the business of standalone liquor stores.
In several states where liquor isn't state stores but not allowed with regular supermarkets, Albertsons has adjacent liquor stores. I'd be a bit surprised if it wasn't adjacent to a supermarket, though. I know that Best Cellars was still in operation when the New Canaan store traded hands to ACME.
So I took a ride past the old Rt. 17 Pathmark that's behind the Hackensack Stop & Shop...like the Pathmark on Paulison Have in Clifton, it still looks open for business. Decor package looks like the old South Orange store featured on the blog, so you know.
If anyone is looking for America's Choice, a store called Grocery Outlet has a great selection.
I gotta ask the question to ACME shoppers: does your store (or any ACME stores, really) have store-made tortilla chips? I've seen it in Houston Division stores (Randalls, Albertsons) but I read about the same sort of thing in a new Jewel-Osco (which reopened an old Dominick's).
Yes, Acme is now selling store-made tortilla chips. I think they've even advertised it in the a circular or two.
Yes, the Acmes here in Bucks County/Mercer County, NJ have the store made chips. I'll usually pick up a bag with a container of the store made salsa to go with them. Can't say I've ever seen "homemade" chips outside of a Mexican restaurant around here. I've turned quite a few people onto them, and in turn onto Acme!
We love these Acme store made chips too! But anyone noticed the taste has changed to a more corn mealy Brand name taste? Also..it sometimes the chips...while dated with a current time Fresh date are STALE right out of the bag! What a disappointment.This has been my experience in August 2016 at new Acme in Wall NJ at the Jersey Shore.
I found a Yelp page for the Planet Fitness in Langhorne, housed in a former pitched roof store:http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/planet-fitness-langhorne-langhorneThe interesting thing is while the completely gutted the building, they appear to have left the structure of the second floor offices and used it for additional workout space! They removed the vent from the peak and filled it with glass block for light.Also found a potential former pitched roof Acme in western PA, didn't get a picture when I was in the area last but it was last a Save-A-Lot. Located on McKean Ave in Charleroi. I've found at least one person on the Groceteria board backing up its existance as an Acme. Here's an article (with pictures) referring to the Save-A-Lot's closing in 2014: http://www.observer-reporter.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140213/NEWS01/140219676
I recently posted a bunch of photos of the Blairstown location (another ex-A&P) on my Flickr account- here's the link for you so you can make a post about it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64839278@N05/albums/72157663066544260
Thanks! I'll post some of the pictures on Friday. What's the deal with the decor? It's all gone! Almost looks like Acme repainted the walls.
Acme repainted the facade, that much I can tell- it provided some much needed coverup for the A&P labelscar. As for the interior, I'm not sure if that was Acme's doing or if it was A&P trying to give the place a half-assed Fresh remodel. I hadn't gone there before then, so I couldn't tell you (we normally go through Blairstown while on the way to a friend's lakehousenim Sussex County).
King's in Boonton had a grand reopening after a remodel. Pictures (mostly not of the store) from the Daily Record. http://www.dailyrecord.com/picture-gallery/news/2016/01/29/photos-grand-reopening-for-kings-food-market-in-boonton/79521128/?hootPostID=d1b944a214d108a9a48c6c24a94a62daConstruction also started on a Wegman's about 2 miles north of the Morris Plains Acme.