|Eden Gourmet Marketplace, 1 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ.|
Google Maps street view from 2012.
Monday, July 09, 2018
Look Inside: Ashley Marketplace - South Orange, NJ
Village Super Market, a ShopRite operator. The name comes from their original location which was in South Orange, or the Township of South Orange Village, officially. You can see a drawing of the original location from their Facebook page here. The store opened in 1937 and by the mid- to late-1950s had joined the Wakefern cooperative. Village's second location opened around the same time in East Orange, with later locations in Orange, West Orange, and Maplewood, which borders South Orange. The South Orange location closed in 1996, and remained vacant for many years until New York City-based Eden Gourmet Marketplace opened in 2007:
The struggling Eden chain of stores recently has closed most of their stores in Manhattan and sold this location and their store in Hoboken around 2014 to an independent operator. The Hoboken store became Aspen Marketplace while South Orange became Ashley Marketplace. I believe this independent operator is Adam Chang, but I am not sure about that.