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Update: SuperFresh - Passaic, NJ

Opened: 2021
Owner: Randy Abreu
Previous Tenants: A&P > Presidente Supermarket > Compare Foods Supermarket (2005-2021)
Cooperative: Key Food Stores
Location: 161 Jefferson St, Passaic, NJ
Photographed: May 10, 2024
Quick revisit back to Passaic's SuperFresh (we also saw the new Food Universe in town today) to check on the renovation. I thought it was strange that they hadn't installed a real SuperFresh sign after switching from Compare Foods in 2021, but it turns out there was a good reason: the exterior (and interior) is being renovated. It looks like they'll keep the rough shape of the well-preserved A&P facade, though.
The back hasn't gotten any work yet, and it really needs some updating. The inside is under construction, too...
...with signage (especially Compare Foods-specific signage) removed from several departments. I didn't think the interior really needed any work, but I suppose it's always good to update. Maybe they'll add the deli, butcher, and seafood signs in the same style as Clifton, their other location.
Several signs that previously had Compare Foods branding have been switched to SuperFresh in the last few years. When I visited right after the store switched over, none of the signs had been changed yet inside.
But the produce department still looks great! So does the whole store, and I'm interested to see what decor will be going in where they've removed signs.
Dairy and frozen signs have all been removed, too, and they're doing some patching on the ceiling.
I'll be back to see what's going into this store in a little while! In the meantime, here's everything else we're seeing today.


  1. Interesting that, even having been under other brands for many years, it is sort of "going back" now carrying a name that was at one time part of it's original "family".

    And, keeping the look of the A&P, which also occurred in some of the original Superfresh locations (including at least one in Delaware right up to the bankruptcy).

    1. True! It's amazing how things can come full circle -- and how it would have been essentially unthinkable just a few decades ago what happened in and following the A&P bankruptcy.


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