We can see what A&P used to look like in this picture from an electric company's website:
Foodtown redid the logo, obviously, but also added some department signage across the front. It makes the facade a little more interesting, especially since there are no windows along the front wall.
Before we go in, I'll explain a little about the layout to give you a better idea of how it's set up. When you enter on the far left side of the store, you immediately make a 90-degree turn to your right. The aisles actually run parallel to the front of the store and the checkouts are along the left-side wall. The corner of the store shown in the photo above is the deli/prepared foods area, with meat and seafood along the right-side wall and bakery in the back right corner.
The Foodtown of Valley Cottage was a pleasant surprise. The owners clearly put a good amount of effort into the conversion from A&P, and it shows. I was expecting a quick repaint and reset from A&P, but this was a complete renovation.
Foodtown14 Country Ridge Rd, Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Open Daily 7AM-9PM
My Rating: ★★★★☆