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81 Main St, South River, NJ

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 the other side) is original to the ACME or a later expansion. Tomorrow, we're heading out to the west to see our next store on The Market Report!