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114 N Main St, Manville, NJ

Original Tenant: A&P
Address: 114 N Main St, Manville, NJ
Opened: mid-1990s
Closed: 2011
Later Tenants: subdivided
Photographed: June 2020
Our first of two former supermarkets here in Manville, today a supermarket-free town (although the mall containing this former A&P does have a Walmart). This 1990s store at the north end of the downtown was a replacement for an older store at the Rustic Mall just a block south, which has since been demolished. Interestingly, despite the store's relatively recent construction and modern format, it was only 30,000 square feet, being wide but very shallow. There seems to have been plenty of space on the property to construct a larger store, so I wonder why that didn't happen. Josh Austin got a picture of the space before it was subdivided here, and Dan Asnis captured some interior photographs too. Our next stop is at the south end of downtown Manville, which you can check out here. And tomorrow, we're heading into Somerville and Raritan for a store each on The Market Report and here on Grocery Archaeology!