Last week, MikeRa left word under the Part 2 post that the Snack Artist brand was being converted to Signature Select and sure enough... it is. At first I thought the snacks would be co-branded, similar to the refreshe water you'll see down below. That turned out to not be the case. The Snack Artist is officially dead.
REFRESHE BRAND SURVIVES!
The refreshe logo has been updated with less drops and the Signature Select tags are being added to the packaging. Seen only on these cases of water so far. I haven't been able to find any soft drinks with with these updates.
The very last ACME branded item in the store is on its way out. Seeing the logo on these water cases hasn't even been a safe bet for months now. Soon it will be gone for good. The only other hold out I am aware was the garlic bread in the bakery but that has recently been changed over to Signature Select. Will ANYTHING ever say ACME on it again??? Jewel wised up and added their name back on staples like milk and bread but there is no signs Acme will be following suit anytime soon.
Today we return to Newark, Delaware to visit the former Pathmark in College Square. The photos in this post are a mix from two contributors. The embedded flickr photos are courtesy of catnapped while the rest are courtesy of Jacob V. I'll be relying on contributors to finish up coverage of both Delaware and Newark stores. And thanks to these contributors, I have photos of all the remaining stores in each state and will be getting them up on the blog in the coming weeks.
Food to Go is Fresh to Go in the College Square store. I'll tell ya what's not fresh... that pink floor.
New lighting has recently been installed above Produce.
The hanging light tubes survived the Quality Built décor swap but have since been removed. Acme does not care for any hanging lights these days. They yank them out every chance they get. I kinda like them.
Pathmark's late 90's décor, which was still being put into stores in the early 2000's, in the "before" photo. As you know, in the 90's everybody HAD to have checkerboards on the walls. A pretty dreadful décor package with its many shades of Pepto-Bismol.
Sorry but these lights are still cool. The floor, however, has got to go!
Old lighting throughout Produce can be see here.
We haven't seen the state and city info on the walls since the early days of the Quality Built remodels! These elements, along with the logo wall, have not been included in the converted store's décor swaps.
Wonder why Pathmark didn't remodel their Delaware stores in decades. They must have been successful to survive to the very end yet this store was passed over for the chain's last 3 remodels.
I find it strange that Acme put these signs in non-food departments.
Health Food department to the rear of Produce.
The floor along the back turned out to be a very nice match for Acme's Quality Built décor, Not so lucky along the front-end.
New Lancaster Meat signage!
No black and white photos along the back of the store.
I'll say it again... the floor has got to go.
All new registers stands along the front.
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I'll tell you what I miss about Pathmark... the selection of general merchandise. Acme has wiped it all out. These two photos show how extensive Pathmark's stationary department was. Years ago Pathmark partnered with Staples to run their stationary sections. I don't remember it lasting terribly long but Pathmark continued keep a stellar selection despite the two companies parting ways.
If there's one chain's self-checkouts I had mastered, it was Pathmark. Really miss these old things.
One more Acme to cover in the Newark area. The Acme University Drive, on the Eastern side of Newark which in not shown on the map above, will be coming to the blog soon
For additional coverage of Acme locations in Newark, Delaware, click here.