Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Jersey City, New Jersey

This just in... another North Jersey store to bite the dust. The Jersey City location, which is on Garfield Avenue right at the border of Bayonne, will close on February 6. The lease was bought by Fine Fair, an independent grocer, which will reopen in the location the day after Acme closes. Looks as though upgrades to the store will be kept to a minimum if at all.

The Jersey City Acme had recently seen an increase in sales volume with the closing of the ShopRite in Bayonne. Unfortunately the ShopRite was closed so that it could be rebuilt better than before. Acme already had several competitors in Bayonne, all of which have newer, much larger stores. For those of you who may not know... the Jersey City Acme had a staring role in Mickey Rourke's "The Wrestler".

For an article on regarding the closing of Acme, click here.

I don't have any pictures of this store just yet. In the meantime, here's a satellite photo...

UPDATE 1.15.10: A couple of Acme Style fans emailed some news and pictures of the Jersey City store. Fine Fare will, in fact, be doing extensive renovations to this location. It will be interesting to see what they do to this "old school" Acme location. I forgot to mention the decor style inside... currently sporting the "Local Market" decor with black and white pictures of areas of Jersey City on the walls. No department signage except for the "Delicious Deli". Click here to see a picture of the Clayton store which has the same decor theme. (Very soon I will doing a big post to show all of the decor packages over the years so there will be quick visuals you can refer to) Below are some better pictures of the outside of the store...

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