Today is an exciting day. We get to see the first interior of a Finger Lakes store! For whatever reason, this group is a little light on tours, but I did get a few interior pictures here.
(A note on the map - after going across the top three, we are now moving across the next row from the west to east.) I had no idea the Big M was here in Bloomfield, but as we were driving through the very small town, I spotted this store. I immediately exclaimed some partially-coherent gibberish about stopping, and my father immediately turned around the car. I have trained my parents well.
And boy, was it worth the stop. I was the only shopper (are you a shopper if you don't buy anything?) in the store, so I tried to get in and out quickly.
Produce and dairy in the first aisle. Meat/deli on back wall, with frozen in the last aisle. As you will notice, the decor in the store is quite old, but the fixtures are brand-new. They were, in fact, in the process of being installed at the time of my visit. A set of new freezers was roped off in the front corner of the store.
At just 8,000 square feet, the store is a very comforting size. For me, at least. And what is that we see on the back wall?
I love it! This is precisely what I love to find in these small stores. I don't believe this store was ever anything before Big M, meaning that this sign is most likely original.
Very clean, nicely stocked, and brightly lit. What more could you ask for in an independent small-town supermarket? This store is located at 28 Maple Ave, Bloomfield, NY.