This store opened in the 1950s as a Safeway, then became Finast (First National Stores). After Finast closed, a ShopRite opened here, before closing in the mid to late 1980s. Twin City opened some time after; I don't know how much time was in between. Thanks to JoshAustin610 and Styertowne on Flickr for the history!
The conversion to Aquí Market consisted of a repaint of the entire building (which desperately needed some work, it seems), along with a decor swap inside and new bags and circulars. Little to no structural work was done here, while it seems the location on Garfield Ave had a much more extensive upgrade, while Bridgewater was somewhere in between.
Josh's photo shows that side entrance.
these (on the left).
Aquí is a refreshing change from the cookie-cutter Stop & Shops and ACMEs, but just too expensive for any regular shopping. It's fascinating to see so many eras of supermarket decor and fixtures combined in one place. So if you're ever around Journal Square in Jersey City, check it out. But I wouldn't make a special trip.
Aquí Market216 Sip Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Open Daily 8AM-10PM
My Rating: ★★☆☆☆