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TOUR: Superfresh Food World - Belleville, NJ

Superfresh Food World Owner:  Harold Lee / Food World Supermarkets Opened:  2016 Previous Tenants:  Pathmark Cooperative:  Key Food Stores Location:  115 Belmont Ave, Belleville, NJ Photographed:  July 2016, September 2017, January 2018, June 2018, July 2020, and February 2021 Today's store tour is the 55,000 square foot Superfresh Food World of Belleville, which opened a few weeks after its sister store in nearby Bloomfield  (which has since been sold). It's one of the largest Key Food affiliates out there, and also clearly a high-volume store. It's not my local supermarket, but I do tend to go here fairly frequently to track down exotic items and cheap produce I can't find elsewhere, meaning that I've photographed the store five times. That's not particularly relevant, except for a few places where I'll point out a change -- of course, until the summer of 2020 when a major redevelopment of the property began, building a mixed-use develo

12 Arlington Ave, Bloomfield, NJ

Original Tenant: Food Fair Address: 12 Arlington Ave, Bloomfield, NJ Opened: 1950s Closed: 1970s Later Tenants: Mayfair Foodtown > Edwards > 99 Cent & Discount Depot Photographed: June 2020 We're returning to this store just around the corner from yesterday's ALDI . We first saw this store back in April 2019 (holy cow, that was two years ago already) and I linked to Styertowne, who has fantastic coverage of this location here . I wanted to get back to visit this store myself, if only for my own collection! Another shot of the storefront. I love this facade but unfortunately the owners have let it fall into disrepair. Not only is the paint peeling off the arches, the arches themselves (which are actually wood, not steel, in this location; perhaps it was an early variation) are beginning to disintegrate. As Styertowne mentions, the interior has been recently remodeled and functions as a supercenter for the area, with everything from furniture to groceries and home