Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ACME Markets May Return to Essex County

Montclair, New Jersey: Chester County, Pennsylvania-based grocer ACME Markets is planning to return to Essex County for the first time in 15 years. The supermarket chain, which is owned by Albertsons LLC, is intending to purchase dozens of A&P, Super Fresh, and Pathmark locations throughout the Northeast, including two in Essex County. A&P, Super Fresh, and Pathmark are owned by The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this week for the second time in ten years.

According to ACME Markets, the A&P Fresh in Upper Montclair, located at 510 Valley Road, and the Ironbound Pathmark, located at 281-295 Ferry Street in Newark, are supermarkets that the company seeks to acquire in Essex County.

Most ACME Markets in Northern New Jersey closed in the late 20th century and early 2000s, with the exception of stores in Morris Plains and Randolph in Morris County and Clifton in Passaic County. The Clifton store closed earlier this year.

According to Acme Style, an independent blog about ACME Markets, there used to be several ACME locations in Montclair and a location in Orange. The last remaining Montclair store closed in 2000, and is now a CVS/pharmacy location. There was also a location in Verona.

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