McCaffrey's Food Markets
Owner: Jim McCaffrey III
Location: 300 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA
Photographed: January 12, 2021
It's time for out last McCaffrey's! (Unfortunately, I have yet to visit the Newtown and Yardley locations. The other locations we've seen are Blue Bell
, West Windsor
, and Doylestown
.) This is also the newest McCaffrey's until Gladwyne
opens, having only opened in 2020. It also uses a decor package we haven't really seen in any other location, although it's not unlike what we saw in Doylestown.
The roughly 29,000 square foot store opened in a former Staples that was itself part of a former department store. There was also an earlier grocery anchor in this mall, which we'll see tomorrow.
Inside, the store has the same modern industrial-rustic aesthetic that we saw in the Rastelli Market Fresh in Evesham
. As we'll see, this store has approximately the same decor package.
Produce lines the right side of the store, with seafood and meat at the back of the first aisle. Frozen and dairy are on the left side of the store, with deli/bakery and prepared foods in the last aisle at the far left of the store.
All of the decor here is absolutely stunning, and it won't be too much of a surprise to learn it comes from Off the Wall, one of my favorite retail design firms.
Here we can see that the store feels spacious despite its relatively small size, which is also a result of good design. The grocery aisles are quite substantial here, although again because of the smaller size the selection is less than a store like West Windsor or Blue Bell.
Not to say, though, that the selection is limited in any way. As we see, the grocery selection is actually quite complete here.
One of the best design features here is the wood around, which lends a warmth to the otherwise very cold space (a lot of concrete and metal, as we see).
And like the other McCaffrey's stores, this one is absolutely spotless and very well-organized.
We begin the last aisle with a very substantial bakery in the back left corner of the store. The department signage is gorgeous, especially with the wood paneling above/behind it.
And deli and prepared foods are next. You can see there was a lot of thought put into this store's design, which makes for a pleasant experience -- and is not always the case.
And the copper-type ceiling under the department signage is beautiful as well.
In the front corner, we have the coffee/juice bar (Java Jim's) and the beer/wine department.
Opposite that is the front-end, which as we see is rather small, being comprised of only five registers.
That's all for this McCaffrey's, but as I mentioned, there was previously another grocery anchor in this mall. Check it out tomorrow on Grocery Archaeology
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