Tour: A&P - North Brunswick, New Jersey


This classic 2000's A&P never received a "Super Food Market" sign... just the A&P logo, oddly. This store closed with the rest of the chain in November 2015, and was never sold. It still sits abandoned today... the entrance is actually rusting.
A&P North Brunswick, NJ 
Store still looking very good for being 15+ years old. By this time, we'd usually see the faded pink color instead of the bright, welcoming terra-cotta that A&P originally used. File this one under "Well maintained".
A&P North Brunswick, NJ 
This store had the 2000's pre-Fresh decor, which usually resonates with Waldbaum's. This store tops out at 14 checkouts... most 2000's stores had 17.
A&P North Brunswick, NJ 
Generic aisle markers.
A&P North Brunswick, NJ 
The actual 2000's floor is intact! Most stores would swap it out, or would never even be placed in the store when built because of how labor-intensive it was to install the different pattern.
A&P North Brunswick, NJ 
This part of the store (meats) looks a little bit bland... the decor kinda died out here.
A&P North Brunswick, NJ 
Corner Deli not at the corner... just out in the wide open.
A&P North Brunswick, NJ 
A very empty produce department lines the left side of the store, with the rather standard mural on top. Other stores had more deluxe ones specified to their region.
A&P North Brunswick, NJ 
Kitchen Shop in the next aisle as seen by the lightbox... with 30% off America's choice tea and coffee... Thank you!
A&P North Brunswick, NJ 
A blocked off section in front of the store here has bargain shelving in front... I wonder what's actually there. 
A&P North Brunswick, NJ 
We're going back up the last aisle again for some Fresh Meats. This store had the very basic wood-slat aisle toppers we've all grown to love. 
A&P North Brunswick, NJ 
Pharmacy and Customer Services line the front near Aisle 5. 
A&P North Brunswick, NJ 
Eight O Clock Coffee Cafe still here! Usually these were swapped out for a "Market Cafe", but behold! One of the last actual functioning Cafes out there... with an ugly salad bar in front.
A&P North Brunswick, NJ

A&P of North Brunswick

500 Milltown Road
North Brunswick, NJ

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Comments

  1. That blocked off section was a bank branch originally. Forget which one.

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    1. I had a feeling it was a bank. Most late-1990's A&P stores opened with Chase banks, but most would be under an alcove like Pharmacy and Customer Services.

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    2. The only A&P with a bank I ever went to was Mount Olive (or Hackettstown, or Budd Lake), it had a North Fork branch. I think it closed around the time Capital One bought North Fork out; from then on it was just blocked off with shelving full of random items. There's also the Blairstown store, which uses their former in-store bank as extra salesfloor space, but I never went there prior to the Acme conversion and I don't know what it would've had.

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    3. Tim, what a coincidence. I was there recently taking photos... all the lights and fixtures are still inside if you'd like to check it out. Most 2000's Fresh models included a small, 450-sq-ft. Bank or Starbucks area... at the time of the 2015 bankruptcy, there were few left (because of many reasons; contracts expiring, acquisitions [like you said], or just not doing enough business). As far as I know, the last few stores with functioning banks were mainly Pathmarks with BOA's (in PA), and an A&P in Danbury, CT with a Chase.

      By the awkward position that Blairstown's bank sits in (next to CS) I have a feeling it's a Chase Bank... Pompton Lakes' Fresh store had a similar setup as well. I can't find any pictures online of the store with bank signage, but if I do, I'll be sure to tell you.

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  2. Michael WildermuthFebruary 01, 2019 2:32 PM

    Before it was a North Fork Bank, it was Trust Company. The East Brunswick #886 store also had a bank in it.

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