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265 Pascack Rd, Washington, NJ

Original Tenant: A&P
Address: 265 Pascack Rd, Washington, NJ
Opened: ca. 1960s
Closed: 1980
Later Tenants: subdivided
Photographed: December 2020
This centennial A&P opened at the south end of a strip mall in Washington, NJ (the one in Bergen County... there are multiple Washingtons in New Jersey). The 18,000 square foot store was later expanded to almost 30,000 square feet, and its competition included an ACME at the north end of the same strip mall. That approximately 19,000 square foot store probably opened at the same time as the A&P here, later being replaced by a ShopRite, then a Vitale Foodtown which A&P took over in 1998 returning them to Pascack Rd in Washington, just at the other end of this mall. A&P sold to Nicholas Markets in 2015, converting the store back to Foodtown for five years before Nicholas left the Allegiance cooperative for Wakefern, but instead of returning the store to ShopRite, the upscale smaller-format store was switched to The Fresh Grocer branding. And actually, I have tours of two of those six stores, so head over to The Market Report tomorrow to see the Nicholas Markets Foodtown right after opening!