Can you believe THIS is an Acme?
Photo of the original buidling which is on display at the Haddonfield store
Image courtesy of Barry Caselli
Image courtesy of John Flack
The two story section was the original building on the property and served as the Friends Meetinghouse. Acme purchased this property back in 1954 but was required to keep the original building intact. Acme essentially built a grocery store around the old building closely matching the original design. The above image and history come to us from John's photostream over on flickr. Lots of great things to see there, especially for A&P fans.
This is how it looks today...
This appears to be Acme's original script logo. It is not. Similar but not an exact match. Acme re-introduced the script version on some smaller neighborhood stores during some 90's remodels.
Sidewalk view from the rear of the Acme. The section on the right half of the photo added on years after the Acme opened in the mid 50's. In the old black and white photo you the building ends just beyond the windows. Check out this arial shot from HistoricAerials.com... it's the Acme in 1963. Looks like a house was sitting here back then...
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You can see the area where the steeple was removed. The white sign on the wall reads "F. M. 1851".
The interior of the store is not nearly as interesting as the exterior.
Looks like an old photo here but really just a weird cell phone picture.
Entrance to the left, Exit to the right. Checkout stands line the sidewalk side of the store. Let's head inside...
Chalkboard Market decor with black & white photos added on the walls which are more often seen in the Neighborhood Market decor.
Fishermen's Net opened for business in Haddonfield!
This is a look at the other side of the Grand Aisle. The Bakery is at the front of the store, Deli to the rear.
Only 7 aisles in this store. There were probably 9 or 10 aisles before the Grand Aisle was created. The wall decor here has a nice balance of photos, chalkboards and department names.
Health and Beauty Aids are in the front corner on the Dairy side. Was the Bakery located here before the Chalkboard Market remodel?
This store appears to do a healthy business considering it's size no doubt to it's ideal location in town.
Second most unique Acme coming soon...