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1491 NJ-23, Wayne, NJ

Original Tenant:  A&P Address:  1491 NJ-23, Wayne, NJ Opened:  1960s Closed:  unknown Later Tenants:  unknown Photographed:  August 2019 We saw the former A&P and its replacement up in the Preakness section of Wayne, today's snapshot is one of the other former A&Ps in Wayne, in the Packanack section. There are at least four -- these three, plus a former Futurestore between the the Preakness and Packanack locations which was likely a replacement for the two older stores. The 17,000 square foot store here was expanded, likely by a later tenant, to 23,500 square feet. I photographed it from the parking lot of the Packanack Wayne Shopping Center directly across the street, which is anchored by a Foodtown residing in a former barrel-roof Food Fair. That wraps up Wayne! Now unfortunately there's no geographically elegant way to do this, so we're just gonna hop across most of Passaic County out to Midland Park in Bergen County, then on to Paramus
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54 Preakness Shopping Ctr, Wayne, NJ

Original Tenant:  A&P Address:  54 Preakness Shopping Ctr, Wayne, NJ Opened:  1950s Closed:  unknown Later Tenants:  unknown Photographed:  August 2019 Today's snapshot is a 9000 square foot barrel-roof A&P that was expanded to 18,000 square feet and converted to a Centennial model, probably opening in the 1950s and being renovated in the 60s. Half of it has become a CVS, with the other half being a liquor store for many years but now subdivided further. A 25,000 square foot replacement store was constructed in probably the 1970s just across the street. Tomorrow, we have another supermarket on Hamburg Turnpike, which we'll tour over on The Market Report !

New Stuff!

 Time for some new features! First of all, I mentioned this in passing previously but I'm back on Flickr again with a new Pro account so I've loaded every single picture from every single post from the first one back in 2016 to today on the photostream for your viewing pleasure. Check it out  here ! Also, to make navigating the blog easier, I put together a  map directory  of all the posts as well. The blue camera is snapshot, the yellow door is look inside, and the red shopping cart is a tour. Each map marker has a link to the latest coverage of that store's location! These will both be updated approximately once a week, so if you don't see the latest posts right away, just wait a few days! Hopefully this makes it easier to see the stores I've covered. Please let me know if you have any feedback or thoughts on these latest changes!

49 W Allendale Ave, Allendale, NJ

Original Tenant: A&P Address: 49 W Allendale Ave, Allendale, NJ Opened:  1950s Closed:  1980s Later Tenants:  subdivided Photographed:  December 2020 Here's a look at the former A&P in Allendale, a Centennial model store that's in the Allendale Town Center. The 15,000 square foot store was replaced in the 1980s by a much larger Futurestore at the other end of the strip mall, which became an ACME in 2015. Take a look at it here on The Market Report ! This space still has the bones of the Centennial model, but it looked even more A&P-like before the exterior remodel . Tomorrow we're heading to the south to check out an independent supermarket in the next town south on The Independent Edition . Stay tuned!

115 Skyline Dr, Ringwood, NY

Original Tenant:  A&P Address:  115 Skyline Dr, Ringwood, NY Opened:  1960s Closed:  unknown Later Tenants:  CVS Photographed:  July 2020 Today's snapshot is a quick look at a former A&P, now of course occupied by a CVS. The 16,000 square foot space does not seem to have been significantly altered since its days as an A&P, although some facade details have been removed and a new facade has been built out over the old building. A&P was based out of Montvale just about 12 miles away, but Grand Union out of Elmwood Park, NJ 13 miles away set up shop across the street in a larger location in 1972. We'll be touring the Stop & Shop that replaced that store tomorrow on The Market Report !

1926 Union Valley Rd, Hewitt, NJ

Original Tenant:  A&P Address:  1926 Union Valley Rd, Hewitt, NJ Opened:  1960s Closed:  1990s Later Tenants:  Tractor Supply Co. Photographed:  July 2020 Our first of several hundred stores in New Jersey is this store which I believe is a former A&P in the Hewitt section of West Milford. I could be wrong, but I think this store was the original store which was replaced in the 1990s by a 50,000 square foot A&P at the other end of the strip mall. That store closed in 2016, and we'll be taking a look at its replacement tomorrow on The Independent Edition !

Coming Soon!

That's right folks, today marks the beginning of The Market Report's return to New Jersey ... finally! We'll be spending over four months here straight through as we attack the state from north to south. It's nice to be back in my home state for the first time in over a year, since we've spent so much time in New York and a little in Connecticut, too. Anyway, we're starting by crossing the border from  Suffern, NY  to the west in West Milford, where we'll be seeing our first store tomorrow. From there, we continue south through the clump of stores that is Bergen and Passaic counties (sorry, there's very little geographic sense to the order the stores are in beyond a general northwest to southeast-ish trajectory) stopping in many towns, among them Wayne, Paramus, Paterson, and Passaic. We have coverage on The Market Report ,  The Independent Edition , and Grocery Archaeology for nearly 100 stores across these two counties. So buckle up your seatbelt

200 NY-59, Suffern, NY

Original Tenant:  Grand Union Address:  200 NY-59, Suffern, NY Opened:  1970s Closed:  2001 Later Tenants:  none Photographed:  March 2019 It was the end of a frigid March day, a long day of visiting supermarkets across the Bronx and downstate suburban New York. I'd been to over 20 stores that day, photographing nearly 40 in total. What better way to end it than a still-vacant former Grand Union where the setting sun perfectly filtered through the store's windows, illuminating the entire interior? It's entirely possible that that Space Available banner has been here since closing day in 2001. Unfortunately, it mostly obscures any labelscar that might be here, except perhaps for something to the left. This store is located just west on NY-59 from a power center anchored by a ShopRite at one end and a Walmart at the other. That's likely why the store has not seen any tenants since Grand union closed, and unfortunately the entire mall has fallen

280 S Main St, New City, NY

Original Tenant:  A&P Address:  280 S Main St, New City, NY Opened:  unknown Closed:  unknown Later Tenants:  unknown Photographed:  March 2019 Our first Rockland County former supermarket is not the more exciting of the two. This is a barrel-roof Centennial store that has been disguised by a new facade, but you can still see the original facade behind it, with all Centennial elements removed. It's in the center of New City, which is certainly not a large city, but does have a Grand Union-turned- DeCicco Family Markets in the next strip mall north on Main Street and then a large ShopRite a little farther north than that. This 14,000 square foot store likely competed with the Grand Union next door for many years, though both are now gone. This photo was taken from the parking lot of Back to Earth Natural Foods, which is next door and which we'll see tomorrow on The Independent Edition !

Coming Soon!

Our next geographic group, and the final one in New York, is Rockland County, which is just to the northern border of New Jersey. That's right folks, we have just six more stores before The Market Report finally returns to New Jersey, where we haven't been in nearly a year and a half. We have previously seen stores in Rockland County long ago, back in 2017. But we're returning for more coverage now. We have three stores over on The Market Report , with one over on  The Independent Edition  and two right here on Grocery Archaeology. We'll be starting to the north in Pomona tomorrow, working our way down to the New Jersey border over the next week. Stay tuned!