Owner: Jose de Roiguez Navarro
Cooperative: Retail Grocers Group
Location: 297 Monroe St, Passaic, NJ
Photographed: July 2020
Just on the next block from yesterday's Vela-Ber Market
is this 12,000 square foot Mexican supermarket. (On a side note, I spent most of the morning this day in downtown Passaic absolutely surrounded by wonderful Mexican and other Latin food. By the time lunch rolled around, I was down in the industrial section with no restaurants. So I had to settle for a mediocre bagel.) But let's tour this wonderful store! We enter on the right side to what's normally a restaurant/food court area, but which was very unfortunately closed temporarily for COVID...
Dairy lines the rest of the first aisle, with meat on the back wall and produce over at the far end of the store.
As we'll see, one of the nice features of this space is its very high ceilings and relatively low shelving, meaning we can see out across the whole store in most places.
Large selection of bottled beverages here in the grocery aisles. The selection tends to be a bit more specialized, with relatively fewer selections of the everyday staples and a much larger selection of imported items.
An aisle of sweet stuff...
...and an aisle of savory stuff.
Very impressive butcher counter at the back of the store. The ceiling gets higher in the last few aisles, with offices on the second floor at the front...
And produce takes up the last aisle, which is extra-wide.
I love the wood details on the ceiling!
In the front part of the store is a few shelves of nonfoods items, with an extension of the butcher counter at the back of the store.
This about wraps up the tour of this store! Our next stop is in the next block east, on the northern side of the street. Come back tomorrow to check it out!
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