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516 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ

Original Tenant: Safeway
Address: 516 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ
Opened: 1940s
Closed: by 1962
Later Tenants: Kings Food Markets (1967-1980)
Photographed: December 2020
Today's store is a very small 3100 square foot store that started as an early Safeway and later became an outpost of local chain Kings Food Markets, whose first store opened in 1936 just under two miles west in Summit. Unlike most Safeways in New Jersey, this one did not become a Finast, I'd assume because of its small size, and it may have closed before the rest of the stores were sold to Finast. The ShopRite in Springfield half a mile west of this store was a later Safeway that became a Finast and then a ShopRite.
In 1980, when this store closed, it moved three-quarters of a mile northwest into a former Stop & Shop. Check out that tour here. Up next we have a quick update to another supermarket in town over on The Market Report!