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1006 US-46, Clifton, NJ - Part 2

Original Tenant: Filstop Supermarket
Address: 1006 US-46, Clifton, NJ
Opened: 2019
Closed: 2020
Later Tenants: vacant
Photographed: July 2020
In late 2019, Jersey City Filipino supermarket Filstop opened a second, 16,000 square foot location in Clifton. Hailed as a major Filipino superstore (representing an ethnic group that makes up New Jersey's second-largest Asian immigrant group), the store closed along with the original location just five months after it opened. As we'll see, money seemed to be a bit short in outfitting this location, with quite a bit of it coming secondhand from a closed Pathmark.
Plus, the store was practically invisible, tucked away in the back corner of the strip mall containing a former ACME.
The store had a large food court along the right side wall, with the grill station still mostly intact a few months after the store closed. As we'll see, though, the majority of the fixtures are gone.
You can see a bit of the decor, which is nice (especially the mural) but obviously very low-cost and a bit mismatched. It seems like the owners understood this was a risky investment when they were doing it, so why did they go ahead with it?
The main sales floor of the store, which is hard to see from the doors, has been almost completely cleared out. But we do see another money-saving technique in store outfitting... secondhand Pathmark decor!
Hard to tell which Pathmark exactly these aisle markers are from. Anyway, that's our look at Filstop, come back tomorrow to see yet another former supermarket just next door!

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