Kenilworth Fresh Market
Opened: 2020 under current ownership
Location: 488 Kenilworth Blvd, Kenilworth, NJ
Photographed: May 2020 and June 2021
We return to this small supermarket at the west end of downtown Kenilworth after first seeing it in February 2017 here. This building has held a supermarket for at least about 25 years, as it was an Associated Supermarket in the late 90s, then ExpresSupermarket until around 2012, and Kenilworth Fresh Market from 2012 to 2019 when the store closed.
Above is the store in May 2020, available for lease. But at the end of 2020, the store was re-opened under new ownership with everything exactly as it previously was -- inside and outside, and the store was once again affiliated with Krasdale Foods (but this time it's officially a Shop Smart Food Market, and it runs the Shop Smart circular). You can see a few of the Shop Smart sale posters in the first picture, which is from this month, June 2021. The only other noticeable change is that the old A&P carts seen in the previous post have been replaced with a few carts that seem to be from a closed Kings, with the name scratched out.
But not much else has changed since the reopening, although I think the store looks very good now. It's a little cleaner and better organized than it used to be, but the decor has not been changed. That's alright, because it's still looking really nice inside...
Since nothing has changed since our last look, I didn't take many interior photos but I did take one just to update. It looks like the lighting may have been updated, but everything else is still relatively new. That's all for today, and up next we'll be touring Kenilworth's largest supermarket on The Market Report!