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111 Bassett Hwy, Dover, NJ

Original Tenant: Food Fair
Address: 120 Bassett Hwy, Dover, NJ
Opened: ca. 1955
Closed: 1970s
Later Tenants: NJ Department of Labor
Photographed: July 2020
How about that for one gorgeous example of a midcentury modern supermarket? Shoppers at the Dover Shopping Center would've had their choice of two different supermarkets, one at each end of the mall -- this Food Fair, which opened at the beginning of the shopping center's construction, and the ACME, which moved from across the street. At roughly 18,000 square feet, the Food Fair was slightly larger than the ACME, but ACME outlasted the Food Fair by a few years. Much like the ACME, this store's front-end probably ran along the side wall visible above to accommodate for shoppers parking in the rear of the store. I now regret not going behind the store, but it was also a very hot day and I didn't want to seem all that suspicious, but we can see the back from a Google Maps street view. We have two posts again tomorrow, one here and one over on The Market Report -- so stay tuned!