Original Tenant: Food Fair
Address: 680 Memorial Pkwy, Phillipsburg, NJ
Later Tenants: Food Lane (1979-2001) > Ahart's Market (2001-2017)
Photographed: January 2022my own pictures of the store in business in 2016, then the news of the closure, then the news of the intended replacement. The site is no longer advertised as available, but there's also no evidence of any progress going on at all.
Allentown, Bath, and Blakeslee. Phillipsburg closed in 2017, Bethlehem closed in early 2021 with renovations to convert the store to a new Ideal Food Basket well underway, and Allentown closed in November 2021 with plans to replace it with a Grocery Outlet. Bath and Blakeslee, for now, remain in business and I've been only to Blakeslee.
All the fixtures were removed, although it's unclear what exactly happened to them. I wouldn't be surprised if the majority just went into the garbage because of how old and poorly maintained they were. Very cool to get a glimpse of the interior all cleaned out, though! Don't forget to check out our other Phillipsburg stops, by the way, at Towne Market, Cather's Food Mart, and Gino's Market.