A Tale of Two Supermarkets: Flanders Part I
Weis Market, Flanders, NJ
For the next installation in our A Tale of Two Supermarkets series, we're taking a look at Flanders, NJ, a suburban-borderline-rural town in Morris County, NJ. For a little history, A&P opened in Flanders, NJ in the early 1970s. In 1999, Weis built a brand-new store across the street from the A&P, but being in a worse location, the store failed and closed by 2002. ShopRite took over later the same year. A&P closed soon after in 2004, and Weis re-opened in the former A&P in 2014.
Here's a less-than-spectacular photo of the A&P when it was in business from NewJerseyHills.com:
A photo of the closed A&P from Dan Asnis' Flickr photostream:
Now, let's see the Weis. (The rest of the pictures are mine.)
Heading inside, we see a wide, attractive grand aisle with produce, deli/hot food, and bakery. There is a café immediately inside the entrance to the left.
The first few aisles are HABA and natural/organic. The pharmacy is at the front of the first aisle. Again, the fake wood flooring looks great here, but I would have done either that or the polished concrete, not both.
The rest of the grocery aisles are pretty standard. They have a "Mi Tienda" (literally "my store" in Spanish) section that supposedly has ethnic foods, but it's a pretty small selection.
Along the back wall in the corner is dairy.
All in all, the Flanders Weis is a very nice store. There's nothing particularly special about it, but it's bright, clean, and modern. I would probably go with the ShopRite across the street unless you're trying to avoid crowds. Stay tuned for the ShopRite on Friday!
Weis Market293 US-206, Flanders, NJ 07836
Open 24 Hours
My rating: ★★★★☆