Original Tenant: A&P
Address: 25 S Broad St, Downtown, Elizabeth, NJ
Opened: ca. 1970
Later Tenants: Supremo Foodmarket
Photographed: 1994, June 2020
Today's snapshot is a 1994 image of (sign of) the A&P Sav-A-Center in downtown Elizabeth! The 33,000 square foot store was built around 1970, probably as a replacement for multiple smaller locations in downtown Elizabeth. Two years after this picture, following the A&P's closure, it was subdivided into a 22,000 square foot Supremo Food Market and an 11,000 square foot Rite Aid (now a Walgreens). We've previously toured the Supremo here. Unfortunately, the above photo is the only one I have -- in my defense, the Supremo predates me. And the photo was more intended to show the St. Elizabeth's hospital before it was demolished, given that most of my father's side of the family was born here. Today it is Trinitas Medical Center and looks rather different. Similarly, the Supremo looks quite different from the A&P days...
We're moving out to the eastern part of the city to tour the city's newest supermarket next on The Independent Edition!