Around 2007, Foodtown opened in the former A&P space, after little to no renovation if I remember correctly. They promptly closed and were replaced by Food King, which put up a "King" in place of the "town" already on the sign. Food King lasted only slightly longer than Foodtown, and soon after, A Seabra moved in, as well as into a former Foodtown in Roselle and a former Food King/Foodtown/Grand Union in Springfield. Both of those stores have closed by now, but the Union location remains open, at least for the time being.
I should mention that this used to be my local supermarket (along with the Acme on Magie and the A&P in Kenilworth). It sure was never this nice when it was an A&P!
Let's head inside . . .
example in Clark, NJ. It might have been the same design firm.
In addition to White Rose, this location had a substantial selection of Super A products. It's going to be interesting to see if they make the switch to Avenue A as the Associated Group does, or if they will continue to use just White Rose.
The last few aisles are international, liquor, and frozen foods.
In the front corner opposite the entrance, there is an area that would have been liquor originally but has been converted to health and beauty. This store does not have a pharmacy.
Notice the one lonely neon beer sign by the corner. (That sign and most of the other liquor remnants here are gone by now.)
Looking along the front-end with registers to the left and bakery to the right.
That about completes our tour. I have to put in a word about this store's bakery - it's great. The products are either baked in-store, or are brought in from Teixera's Bakery in Newark or one other, whose name I'm forgetting now. If you visit this store you absolutely have to try something from the bakery!
Heading back outside . . .
A Seabra Foods is a very nice store here in Union, but it's also very small. The other downside - it's REALLY expensive! I like this store a lot but some things are CRAZY overpriced! So I would not recommend a big shopping here, but getting certain items (produce, bakery, ethnic foods) that they specialize in is a great idea.
A Seabra Foods150 Galloping Hill Rd, Union, NJ 07083
Open Daily 7AM-9PM
http://www.aseabrafoods.com (not yet available)
My Rating: ★★★★☆