Location: 80 Pemberton Browns Mills Road, Browns Mills NJ
Really hard to believe the abandoned pitched-roof Acme in Brown Mills is still standing. It has been empty since 1996 when Acme relocated to the Pine Grove Shopping Center. The township is currently moving forward with plans to purchase the property so it can be redeveloped. If a deal cannot be reached with the owner, the township will then move to have the property condemned essentially taking control from the owner. Either way, the days of the old Brown Mills Acme are definitely numbered. For more information on the townships plans check out this article on BurlingtonCountyTimes.com.
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Woke up this morning to find this incredible photo in the Acme Style inbox! Huge thanks goes out to Leetta Tamn for taking the time to provide this classic photos for our enjoyment!!
NO ONE WANTS THE
POMPTON PLAINS A&P
POMPTON PLAINS A&P
Photo above from NorthJersey.com
Location: 63 Wanaque Ave Pompton Lakes, NJ
This store has been the topic of many discussions here on the blog. Seemed like a decent location for for Acme to acquire, especially since Acme once had a store on this very property, but the company passed and the store remains abandoned. ShopRite reportedly toured the store recently but wound up passing as well. So what gives? A&P must have done decent business to have survived until the very end. Turns out, there is simply too much competition in the surrounding area to make this a viable location for a large supermarket. Both Walmart and Target have stores close by with Stop & Shop just minutes away. I would think ShopRite could easily crush the Stop & Shop and lure plenty of people away from Target and Walmart with the extensive fresh foods they offer in their newer stores but apparently they don't agree. You can read a detailed article about the struggles of finding a replacement for the A&P at NorthJersey.com.