BOONTON, NJ - As customers rushed to get some of the remaining merchandise at 99% off, the announcement was made that ACME Markets will purchase the A&P in Boonton, NJ.
"ACME representatives will be at the Boonton store at 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning to provide orientation for all remaining A&P employees," acting store manager George Alfonso said. "ACME is keeping all of the Boonton A&P employees and will be hiring too."
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) filed for bankruptcy four months ago resulting in the sale or closing of all A&P owned grocery stores. As a result, ACME, Stop & Shop and Key Foods have purchased over 40 New Jersey stores. Nearby A&P in Denville was also purchased by ACME and re-opened on Oct. 25.
"Normally the remodeling doesn't take that long," Alfonso said when discussing the time it might take for the Boonton ACME to open its doors to customers. "With the Boonton store having no stock on the shelves, it shouldn't take too long. Based on some of the other stores I've seen in the area that have recently converted over to ACME, this place should be beautiful when it re-opens."