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TOUR: The Food Emporium - Garwood, NJ

The Food Emporium Owner:  Ki Hyung (Kevin) Kim Opened:  2016-2017 Previous Tenants:  Pathmark Later Tenants:  Superfresh > LIDL Cooperative:  Key Food Stores Location:  10 South Ave, Garwood, NJ Photographed:  August 2016, April 2017, July 2017, and November 2020 It's time now for another store owned by Kevin Kim, whose Belleville store we most recently saw. The first Food Emporium to open in New Jersey, this store was considered an alternative to the nearby ShopRite , which has an insanely crowded and badly-designed parking lot. Unfortunately, there's a reason the Garwood ShopRite is always packed: it's the best supermarket in the area. There's also a Kings that took over a former Stop & Shop just about half a mile west on South Avenue from this Food Emporium. That'll be our next stop! That tough competition combined with this store's clearly incompetent management team led this to be, like Belleville or Fairview , a crash