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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

Snapshot: ALDI - Bloomfield, NJ

ALDI Opened:  2016 Previous Tenants:  none Location:  244 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ Photographed:  July 2016 Our next supermarket in Bloomfield is this 16,000 square foot ALDI. It was newly built in 2016 as part of a new retail complex at Bloomfield and Watsessing Avenues, and about half a block west on Watsessing is a former Food Fair with its signature arches still intact. We'll be taking a detailed look at that tomorrow!