Stop & Shop
Location: 148 Heights Rd, Darien, CT
Photographed: May 2019
This longtime Stop & Shop looks pretty much the same outside now as it did in the 1970s when it opened, save for the fact that the tiny 1970s-era signage has been replaced by tiny 2000s-era signage. I'm assuming it has to do with the local zoning regulations.
This store, which opened as a Medimart (later Walgreens) / Stop & Shop combo, has closed in December 2019. The 30,000 square foot store had to be one of the smallest and oldest in operation at the time of its closure. (There's a second Stop & Shop still in business across town.) It's also just across the street from a 23,000 square foot IGA, Palmer's Market, which we'll be touring on The Independent Edition tomorrow!