Original Tenant: A&P
Address: 37 Old Route 22, Clinton, NJ
Later Tenants: Eckerd > Rite Aid > Walgreens
Photographed: June 2020replacement store was built next door. It then became an Eckerd, then a Rite Aid, and most recently a Walgreens, and that information comes to us courtesy of JoshAustin610, who also has a photo of the store as a Rite Aid. I assume the current facade was installed either at the end of Eckerd's life or at the beginning of Rite Aid's time here, but it most certainly does not date back to the A&P era. I'm unclear what this store would've looked like as an A&P; most importantly, was it ever retrofitted with a Centennial-style facade, which wouldn't look all that different from this one? The next-door tenant might offer us a clue...
This ShopRite Liquor Store next door has the brick facade with white top trim and signature triangle we'd expect for a retrofitted older A&P that was renovated in the 1960s to match the newer centennial stores. Well, this liquor store certainly wasn't ever an A&P, but it would make sense for a neighboring storefront to have been renovated into the same design as the A&P back then when A&P was still in business. You can actually see a tiny bit of the newer A&P next door here, and make sure to check out the full post linked above for that store. Tomorrow, we head east on 22 to Readington Township for a look at two stores out there, one on The Market Report and one on The Independent Edition!