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451 Ridgedale Ave, East Hanover, NJ

Original Tenant: Foodtown
Address: 451 Ridgedale Ave, East Hanover, NJ
Opened: unknown
Closed: 1999
Later Tenants: CVS
Photographed: March 2019
Our third East Hanover store today is this former Foodtown in downtown East Hanover separated from the ACME and Pathmark on route 10. The 12,600 square foot store was built in the 1950s or so by a Foodtown owner. JoshAustin610 calls it Ross's Foodtown, but this store was also by the end of its life a Michas Brothers/Manyfoods location whose Whippany (earlier and later) and Cedar Knolls (earlier and later) locations we recently saw which all were closed or sold by 2003.
Oddly, this CVS lacks a sign on the side of the store with the only sign facing out to the street.
I believe there was an older store here in town, but I don't know for sure. There doesn't seem to have been a replacement for this store, and it lasted all the way until almost the end of Manyfoods. Tomorrow, we move up to 46 in the eastern part of Parsippany with one store here and one over on The Independent Edition!


  1. I don't believe there was an older store but a smaller original one. It was in the same location at the corner of Ridgedale Avenue and School Avenue (the corner was actually occupied by a small sewing notions store, "Buttons & Bows"). In the '70s, the Rosses expanded the store into an adjacent lot on Ridgedale Avenue.


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