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Update: Food Bazaar Supermarket - Elmora, Elizabeth, NJ

Food Bazaar Supermarket
Owner: Spencer An
Opened: 2016
Previous Tenants: ShopRite > Pathmark
Cooperative: none
Location: 211 Elmora Ave, Elmora, Elizabeth, NJ
Photographed: August 2019 and June 2021
Ah yes, the Elizabeth Food Bazaar. The store I am obsessed with covered in a three-part store tour extravaganza back in July 2019. Check out the first, second, and third posts. I never got a great exterior picture or grand aisle picture, so here's my delayed coverage of that. These were taken on a nighttime visit back in August 2019.
Why did I have to photograph this grand aisle again? Oh, I don't know. It's just the best supermarket interior of all time. Okay, maybe that's not true but it sure is very nice. And a daytime exterior picture from last month...
We are heading down the street tomorrow on Grocery Archaeology, so stay tuned!


  1. You pretty much always know a former Pathmark from the outside, don't you?

    1. Kinda hard not to. They’re not all that indistinguishable. 🙂

      Hell, some of the modern conversions (especially the Acme ones) were particularly lazy.

    2. Exactly! Although this one, like a few of the Pathmarks, didn't have the signature offset-stripe. The Mount Vernon Pathmark-turned-Food Bazaar, which did, was just painted all white but the shape remains. Here, note that the blue and red Pathmark stripes have been painted beige (but you can still see the cutouts for where they had Pharmacy and Bank of America signs). The rolling doors and exterior shelving were added by Food Bazaar, but the cart gates/posts remain from Pathmark.


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