this Food Fair but, I believe, with different owners. It joins two additional Food Fair locations in Newark (a former Fine Fare listed unfortunately on Google Maps as Fine Foods) and the Bronx (also a former Fine Fare). This particular location, in an industrial district of Paterson, opened as a Super Food Fair, using the old Food Fair logo, in 2009 after completely gutting a building previously occupied by a furniture store and before that, an original Food Fair. It seems that the Super Food Fair owners gutted the furniture store and fitted it with equipment that looks secondhand. Around 2012, the store was sold and slowly gutted again and completely redone with all new fixtures and decor, as well as flooring. At this time, the store re-branded as Food Fair La Gran Marqueta ("the big market" in Spanglish).
Around here, a very young boy came up to me and said, "Excuse me, can you help me find cheddar cheese?" Apparently he was shopping alone or in a different part of the store from his parents. That struck me as strange, since he was really young, maybe five or six years old. He was very polite, though, and we found cheddar cheese!
Belleville, which used City Supermarket bags; the two places I'd gotten Fine Fare bags were here and Unique Thrift Store in Elizabeth, which uses all kinds of rejected bags from other stores.
A few more exterior pictures...
This Food Fair is a nice and modern store, and a great resource for the neighborhood, but is WAY too cramped for my tastes. It's clean and well-maintained, but unfortunately not as pleasant to shop in as it could be.