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1319 Magie Ave, Union, NJ

Original Tenant: ACME Markets
Address: 1319 Magie Ave, Union, NJ
Opened: 1957
Closed: 2006
Later Tenants: CVS
Photographed: October 2016
Now we're getting really close to Elizabeth -- in fact, the other side of Magie Avenue is Elizabeth, while this side is Union. The newer of the ACMEs on Magie Avenue, this 1957 store replaced a much smaller 1940s-era store just to the east at 950 Magie. Believe it or not, this six-aisle, 17,000 square foot store actually lasted until 2006. It was a very successful store and got many customers fed up with the not one but two nearby A&Ps -- my family included. We shopped at both A&Ps (now a newer ACME and a Seabra's) and this store, but always generally found this store better if smaller.
Acme Style has their usual extensive coverage, including pictures of the store as an ACME, here.
And I know we've been almost in Elizabeth a lot. But we have one more store before we can actually make it into the city! Head over to The Independent Edition tomorrow to check out a produce market just west of the city. And by the way... I promise once we leave Union County, I'll finally stop talking about the supermarkets I shopped at in my childhood.


  1. I actually like hearing about the childhood connection :)

    1. Fair enough! Here's a little extra detail - when I was very little, up until I was maybe 10 years old, I would HATE going to the grocery store. I would do anything I could to get out of going with my parents. Eventually I gave up, and the rest is history!


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