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138 South Plainfield Ave, South Plainfield, NJ

Original Tenant: Food Fair
Address: 138 South Plainfield Ave, South Plainfield, NJ
Opened: 1959
Closed: 1965
Later Tenants: Drug Fair (1977-2009) > Walgreens (2009-2016) > Dollar General (2020-present)
Photographed: July 2020
Just across the street from Green Olive is this 21,000 square foot former Food Fair, later Drug Fair and Walgreens before becoming Dollar General in early 2020. The construction for Dollar General actually revealed the wonderful midcentury modern tower sign under that boring rectangle on the far left of the building. It's unclear whether Dollar General dismantled and replaced that sign, or whether they simply built around it. Either way, this building is distinctly supermarket-like. I've mentioned the former A&P and Pathmark in South Plainfield several times now, so tomorrow we're going to get to take a look at both, one on The Market Report and one here on Grocery Archaeology!