Original Grocery Tenant: ACME Markets
Address: 467 Allwood Rd, Clifton, NJ
Closed: 2015Later Tenants: Seasons Supermarket (2016-2023)
Photographed: May 22, 2023abruptly announced its closure this spring. Rumors suggested it wouldn't actually close until mid-June but by late May it was empty and locked up. So unfortunately we will only get the outside pictures and a brief look in through the windows.
soon be home to New Jersey's second Stew Leonard's), I think the real story is not that simple. Online reviews suggest selection was drastically cut back over the years, with many of the service departments closing well in advance of the store's closure. Seasons itself has had some troubles, declaring bankruptcy in 2018 and emerging in 2019 but is now expanding again. I believe Seasons had trouble with the large space, which was unusually large for them, and likely had trouble competing with the new Aisle One in Passaic along with the established Kosher Konnection in Passaic.
But we see the ACME registers are still in place, as well as the bones of a lot of the ACME decor. Stew Leonard's, of course, will clear out everything in sight (if Seasons doesn't remove it first, possibly to send to an older store). Lots more to see once Stew Leonard's opens up here, but in the meantime, here's a few more posts today: