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411 Main St, East Orange, NJ

Original Tenant:  A&P Address:  411 Main St, East Orange, NJ Opened:  1950s Closed:  unknown Later Tenants:  unknown Photographed:  July 2020 Today's former supermarket is towards the eastern end of East Orange, near the border of Newark, where we'll be seeing our next six stores before we head into Newark itself. There are at least two former A&P locations here in East Orange, but interestingly enough they aren't really on the radar of most of us supermarket fans. In fact, JoshAustin610 doesn't even list either, nor does A&P Preservation . Both of those sites have an immense amount of retail history, and I can't exactly claim more knowledge than them -- I just happened upon this one and the next one, which we'll see a bit later. Other than the window arrangement (which has since been boarded up) and the peak in the middle of the storefront, this location is an exceedingly plain 6500 square foot building. This makes me think th

35 Lackawanna Plz, Montclair, NJ

Original Tenant:  Pathmark Address:  35 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ Opened:  unknown Closed:  2015 Later Tenants:  under construction Photographed:  May 2016 Today's stop is back along Bloomfield Avenue after taking a quick detour a mile and a half to the south yesterday for the West Orange Whole Foods . Unfortunately, this sign is the best we're going to do as far as coverage of the Lackawanna Plaza Pathmark in Montclair, as the rest of the store is invisible from the street. You can see lots more coverage on Styertowne's Flickr . The Pathmark closure was the nail in the coffin for the dying indoor mall partially built from a former train station, and redevelopment plans have lagged due to conflicts with local residents who seek to limit traffic and development in the neighborhood. A past proposal can be viewed here , with LIDL as the supermarket anchor . LIDL seems to since have pulled out and the property recently changed ownership. There are stil

225 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ

Original Tenant:  ACME Markets Address:  225 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ Opened:  1960s Closed:  unknown Later Tenants:  DeCozen Chrysler Jeep Dodge Photographed:  December 2018 Today's snapshot is a quick look at one of the few former pitched-roof ACME locations in northern NJ, along with Garfield that we saw a short time back here and here . Today, the building is obscured by the new facade installed by current tenant, DeCozen Chrysler Jeep Dodge. If I'm not mistaken, the 17,000 square foot building was also previously a food importer's warehouse. Today, the pitched-roof is beautifully exposed inside and looking great! For what it's worth, a pitched-roof ACME in Nanticoke, PA , also was converted to a car dealership building. And Verona is currently served by a Kings residing in a former Pantry Pride . We will be making a brief detour off of Bloomfield Avenue to the south to West Orange tomorrow on The Market Report . Stay tuned!