Location: 321 Route 440, Jersey City, NJ
Opened as an Acme on November 4, 2015
Today we'll be taking a look at the second Acme in Jersey City. This store was a former Pathmark, in case it's not TOO obvious from the sign. I don't know what Acme was thinking when they put their sign up. Could it look any worse? They should have at least painted the whole thing beige so it wasn't so obvious that the letters aren't centered in Pathmark's frame.
The Pharmacy sign did not get changed out here.
These days, Acme lovers to keep their Floral departments stocked! My local Acme easily offers triple the floral selection than the Pathmark ever did. As you can see, the décor here is from A&P's last remodel package for Pathmark. Interesting that this store was remodeled with the latest look considering it had been remodeled in the mid-2000's with the fancy Go Fresh, Go Local décor.
These photos were taken this past Spring which is why you'll be seeing some Monopoly signage and Easter candy. It's possible Acme may have swapped the décor out here but I doubt it. The other Jersey City location and the Hoboken store still remain untouched.
All the flooring is left over from the mid-2000's remodel. Looks kinda odd with the newer red and white theme. Notice the ceiling drops lower in the section that Pathmark expanded into.
Soda and water seems out of place in the first aisle. I believe it's the only grocery offerings at this end of the store. Household and Health & Beauty take up the rest of the space from here to Produce.
I'm so glad Acme doesn't put these generic, feel-good words all over the walls. What's the point? First time I've seen these red panels when they were used for a department sign.
I bet ya there isn't a fully intact "very" in any Pathmark that was remodeled with this package. The descender in the "y" just never had a chance.
Very unusual to see a Parhmark with lights installed on the ceiling rather than directly above the aisles, at least in my experiences.
The relocated Customer Service desk. This store has a terrible express register situation. These conversions go either of two ways... some get deluxe express register counters while others are left with 2 regular express registers, with only one ever being open. It's a chronic issue at the Edgewater store.
The Parhmark had expanded over into this area but I guess the liquor store gets the outside wall. It is located in the very corner so they don't have much wall space for signage.
Acme shares the shopping center with a Kmart that still in business. Both stores attract a lot of shoppers as neither one has much competition in this part of town. Condo construction is also booming in the already densely populated area.
No significant changes to the exterior over the years...
Update 8.11.16: mtn sent in some photos of Stop & Shop's treatment of a former Pathmark facade to go with the comment he left...
Stop & Shop did take more time converting the stores they acquired from A&P than Acme did. They also had 2/3 less stores to convert than Acme and took more time doing them. I believe all Stop & Shop conversions had full décor swaps and other upgrades.