Good Store, (Formerly) Awful Logo, Part II!
The Food Basics replaced an A&P built in the 1970s. The white office building seen in the very background of the first photo was A&P's corporate offices at the time, and there was originally a store facing Delaware Ave (the street in the foreground to the left in the below image).
Fun fact - this was the most recent new-build supermarket in Paterson, until the brand-new Super Supermarket (it looks really nice) opened in 2012!
When I visited Farmboy, it was still under construction. Food Basics had no service departments, and Farmboy was reopening them. They were pretty close to being ready, but the decor was not done yet. I've included comparison shots with some of my pictures from Key Food's Facebook page. (I took all of the photos except for those, which I've marked.) Let's head in!
You enter into a large, inviting, and well-stocked produce department. It's probably the store's best feature.
We can see in the below "after" picture from Key Food that not much as been changed in the produce department.
Heading towards the back of the store, we can see the area where the service departments were being installed.
Both of these counters opened, along with a regular meat counter along the back wall and an olive bar in between, as we see in these pictures from Key Food:
Willie Park (second from left), the owner, is Korean!
Aside from the stupid name, Farmboy is actually a great store. The produce was particularly good, and the international selections can't be beat in the immediate neighborhood.
Farmboy Superfresh465 Getty Ave, Paterson, NJ
Open Daily 7AM-10PM
My Rating: ★★★★☆