Original Tenant: ACME Markets Address: 81 Main Street, South River, NJ Opened: 1952 Closed: 1966 Later Tenants: Krauser's Food Stores Photographed: February 2021 Diagonally across the street from the Tropical Supermarket here in South River is this Krauser's, in part of a 9000 square foot former ACME. Krauser's is a large convenience store / small grocery store with some dry goods, a large selection of liquor and single-serve beverages, and a deli and grill. It's likely that the sign structure and the partial overhang seen here are left over from the building's days as an ACME. Now this is not a convenience store blog, but I do want to take a minute to appreciate the owner of this store who was exceedingly nice to me when I stopped in to grab an iced tea for the day (and by the end of the transaction, he was calling me "my friend"). The columns and chimney are definitely ACME relics. I'm unsure whether the part that extends out this side (and th
Our next group of stores as we circle back north is in the greater New Brunswick area! We'll be starting at the south end of the group, with South River, Milltown, and North Brunswick, then passing through the eastern edge of Somerset, the next town to the west, before ending in downtown New Brunswick, which is geographically in the northeastern corner of the municipality, before we cross the Raritan River again to return to the northern part of Middlesex County in our next group. But for now, we're starting with a small store on The Market Report tomorrow and a former supermarket across the street here on Grocery Archaeology!