Manager: Angel Delacruz
Location: 45 Garden St, Passaic, NJ
Photographed: July 2020
Today's store tour is a small supermarket just west of Main Avenue, the primary thoroughfare through downtown Passaic. It's a bit hard to get the exact square footage but according to Google Maps it's about 3400 square feet. It's a small store but seems to be (or, maybe more accurately, to have been) an impressively complete supermarket. It's hard to tell how much of the reduction in services is temporary, perhaps due to the coronavirus, or whether it's permanent as the store winds down.
Produce and dairy line the first aisle. Along the back wall a service counter takes up most of the space, but it's empty. Looks like it used to be a combined meat and deli case.
I wouldn't be surprised if this case is secondhand from a supermarket, probably a ShopRite. One of two ShopRites in Passaic closed back in 2015, with a replacement store opening just over the river in Wallington. Very likely this case came from there.
Oddly, this store does not use a standard storebrand. Many of the items in fact seem to be purchased from other stores -- we see Kirkland Signature (Costco) individual paper towel rolls here, some cases of Paperbird (ShopRite) paper goods, and I bought a Bowl & Basket (ShopRite again) bottle of water here.
The last aisle contains single-serve drinks in cases that look like they may once have been freezers but are now just refrigerated.
Checkout looks more like a convenience store, with a single register behind a counter. That's all for today's store tour, and tomorrow we'll be out on Main Avenue at an independent greengrocer. Stay tuned!