First round of photos courtesy of Dan Asnis
Location: 609 E Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ
Despite all odds, the outdated Manahawkin Super Fresh survived to the bitter end. Competition in the area is overwhelming for this place... ShopRite, Walmart, Target, Costco and BJ's are all just minutes away. But not easy minutes away during the summer months which is this place's saving grace. Regardless, A&P seemed to give up on the store many years ago. The interior had no department signage on the walls and absolutely no décor to speak of and. Acme is now in the process of giving this store some much needed attention.
OPENED AS ACME ON
NOVEMBER 15, 2015 >>>
Acme loves a store at the Jersey Shore store so they were sure to snap up this place! Nearly 2 1/2 years later, they have launched a much needed remodel, the scale of which is still difficult to pinpoint. The interior changes are occurring while renovations are happening to the entire exterior shopping center.
I love how big these letters look on this relatively small facade!
A&P didn't even give this place the laziest of all updates like it did with their Ocean City store. A&P's lighting remains in place in Produce.
Update 3.27.18: Turns out Acme removed all of the signage and décor. For a look at the Super Fresh in its final days, please click here.
Plain, plain, plain. For all the stores they closed over the years, you'd think they could have rustled up some department signs to put in this store. A&P did add the "Fresh Obsessed" era aisle markers.
This aisle is like a time warp. I feel like if I stare at this photo long enough, I'll go into a trance!
Bakery and Deli up in the front corner with Customer Service to the left...
This store had a similar layout to the Marlton Super Fresh which you can explore through the years by clicking here.
CURRENTLY UNDERWAY >>>
Photos courtesy fo dougbaltBig changes coming to this long neglected store!
A newer entrance at this side of the store. We'll exit through a much older version later on.
As of last weekend, the most obvious changes inside are the Quality Built colors going up on the walls. Some work has been done to the backroom area as well. As of now the remodel appears to be minor but it's too early to know for sure. The floors are in desperate need of replacing.
Acme has repainted the cases black throughout the store. This was done during their initial conversions at most acquired locations.
Not sure what's happened to the aisle here on the left but it looks like shelving has been removed or moved.
New stuff here! I have no idea what it is despite zooming in for a closer look.
Work is even being done behind the scenes.
Huge improvements here with nothing more than some fresh paint.
I love the DIY cabinets along the Deli's back wall.
No doubt these registers will be replaced.
Come on Acme... this store needs a new floor!
Older doors with magic carpets on the Customer Service side.
Doug snapped this picture of the shopping center across the street which is the original home of ShopRite and Kmart, both of which relocated to Route 72.
1986The store first appears in the historic views in 1986. Check out those crowds!
Update 3.27.18: styertowne reports the store opened on October 30, 1973.
A look at the nearby competition and the stores proximity to LBI. Pathmark was also in the mix on Route 72 but is abandoned. You can check it out by clicking here.
Update 3.24.18: The Kmart closed in September 2017.
Thanks to Doug for getting us photos of the Manahwkin Acme with the renovations underway!