SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company announced today, on an updated website, that the South Plainfield A&P store will be sold to Acme Markets Inc. as part of a bankruptcy asset purchase.  The fate of the store locate at the Oak Park Commons Mall had been uncertain as details regarding the 156-year-old grocery chain's demise unfolded.  

While 25 of the company's stores will close completely, others were sold to Acme Markets Inc, Ahold Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. or Key Food Stores Co-operative Inc.  Visit www.apteanotice.com/faq for each location's disposition.

Acme Markets has a 124-year history in the local landscape and currently operates 107 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Acme use to operate a location a little over a mile away at 1620 Park Avenue in South Plainfield. Acme closed its doors in 2002, and is now the site of an Aldis grocery store. Acme is one of the Albertsons Companies, a large food and drug retailer that operates more than 2200 stores in 33 states.