Skip to main content

600 Myrtle Ave, Boonton, NJ

Original Tenant: Boonton IGA (?)
Address: 600 Myrtle Ave, Boonton, NJ
Opened: unknown
Closed: unknown
Later Tenants: Jack's IGA > Drug Fair > Walgreens
Photographed: July 2021
Today we have three stores in Boonton which we'll be passing through from east to west! Our first is this 13,000 square foot store which JoshAustin610 posits may have been a 1960s-era ShopRite. Later, it became the Boonton IGA which seems to later have transitioned into Jack's Super IGA no later than 1991. By the middle of that decade, Jack's Super IGA also opened the Kenvil IGA in Kenvil and Boonton closed at the time of the opening of the A&P next door (which would've been around 1997). Caldwell opened around 96, North Arlington around 98, and Kenvil closed around 2000. About that same time, shortly after Kenvil closed, Jack Shakoor switched over to Foodtown. Here's what this store would've looked like almost 10 years ago (looked better, in my opinion). Anyway, I mentioned that around 1997, a brand new A&P next door put this store out of business, and that store itself closed in 2015 with the rest of the chain. Tour the ACME that replaced it here, and the Kings across town here. And tomorrow, we have our last town in the Parsippany group with three stores and one on each blog!


  1. In the post about the current Lincoln Park ShopRite (which is owned by the Wolfson family, as was the old Lincoln Park ShopRite at 153 Main Street), I stated the following:

    "The Wolfson family also operated the former Boonton ShopRite. Located at 600 Myrtle Avenue, the Boonton store opened on July 18, 1962. It closed on February 7, 1987 because the owners felt the store was too small. IGA took over the space shortly thereafter. (The IGA supermarket opened before July 19, 1987.) But the IGA was forced out of business in July 2000, less than twelve months after the Boonton A&P and Kings both opened. The former ShopRite/IGA building became a Drug Fair no later than August 2004. The store is currently a Walgreens, which it has been since 2009."

    --A&P Fan

    1. Thanks for the history and for confirming that it was a ShopRite originally!


Post a Comment