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TOUR: Stop & Shop - Paramus, NJ

Stop & Shop Opened:  2001 Previous Tenants:  Grand Union Location:  859 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ Photographed:  November 2019 The Market Report finally arrives at this classic store! I'm going to go a little light on the history here because Acme Style extensively covered the store back in 2014. I needed to get here to photograph it for myself, but the best part is aside from the removal of the seafood department and a general deterioration of the store... it practically hasn't changed at all since Acme Style covered it! The store, inside and out, is still almost entirely original to Grand Union's 1980s remodel, and has barely been touched by Stop & Shop. Plans call for this store and a neighboring former Kmart to be demolished and replaced by a new 55,000 square foot Stop & Shop. This store has a lot of similarities to the Wayne ShopRite , as we'll see, but in this instance as well the demolition instead of renovation probably has to do mostly

TOUR: Kings Food Markets - Ridgewood, NJ

Kings Food Markets Opened: 1977 Previous Tenants:  Food Fair > Finast Location:  112 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ Photographed:  December 2020 Today's store tour is one of the Kings that was not sold to ACME in the 2020 bankruptcy, and is expected to close by the end of this month. The 15,000 square foot store was built in the 1950s as a Food Fair, then taken over by Finast somewhere around 20 years later. Kings moved in to the store in 1977. The Kings competes with a Stop & Shop (built as a Grand Union) one block behind it, as well as a Whole Foods across town. The grand aisle features a cheese island on the left side (just out of frame on the left here), with produce taking up most of the space and a liquor department at the back. Customer service is tucked away in the front corner to the right here. Seafood and meat are on the back wall with dairy on both sides of aisle 5 and frozen on both sides of aisle 6. These are the last two aisles, and both are shortened for a deli

TOUR: Stop & Shop - Ridgewood, NJ

Stop & Shop Opened: 2001 Previous Tenants:  Grand Union Location:  175 Franklin Ave, Ridgewood, NJ Photographed:  December 2020 Our first of two supermarkets here in Ridgewood is the Stop & Shop, built probably in the 70s as a Grand Union. Indications are that despite the store's cramped downtown location and small size at just 38,000 square feet, it's still a very profitable location because of the money that's been put into it. There's even a second floor (where the windows are on the right) that has a liquor department, which appears to be an outside business, and a pharmacy department. Interesting placement and combination. We enter to the grand aisle, with bakery in the front right corner and produce lining the rest of the first aisle. Deli and seafood are at the back of the grand aisle, with meats lining the rest of the back wall. Dairy and frozen are at the far side of the store. Notice the upgrades that Stop & Shop has done to the place, not only wi