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184 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ

Original Tenant: Honey Dew Markets
Address: 184 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ
Opened: 1950s
Closed: unknown
Later Tenants: subdivided
Photographed: December 2020
You'd hardly know it, but we're looking at a former 10,000 square foot barrel-roof supermarket here in downtown River Vale, which also had an A&P. This building has now been expanded by about 5,000 square feet and the only hint that it was ever a supermarket is the brick tower, which we can see to the left above. The store was occupied by Honey Dew Markets, a local chain of about five stores. I have a vague recollection that the chain then sold to Inserra Supermarkets, a ShopRite operator, and that would make sense if this became a ShopRite that later moved just to the south to Emerson, where the Inserras currently operate a ShopRite in a former Valley Fair department store. But the best part? We have a picture of this store as a Honey Dew! Check it out here. That's from a feature that The Star-Ledger, New Jersey's main newspaper, does every year with vintage supermarkets. Up next, we're going to head down to Emerson to tour the ShopRite on The Market Report tomorrow!


  1. Awesome classic picture of the Honey Dew. I love the style of the floating letters on the roofline to the right. And wow, I wish my supermarket had that feature!


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