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What Should Go Where Pathmark Was?

This is our first in a series featuring vacant storefronts, their histories and a call-out of what residents think should take the former business' place.

It was nearly a year ago that the closed its bargain grocery doors due to bankrputcy.

Though the township has many grocery stores, including a , and . Yet, the discount supermarket mainstay was mourned. Many wondered what would take its place and if the replacement would be a good fit for the area and shopping substitute for them.

The was one of 32 nationwide to get shuttered due to the bankruptcy terms, which basically said that the store was seen not very likely to pull itself out of the financial hole in which it had become buried. according to sources in Dw. Dunphy’s original story of its closing. 

The storefront is still barren and people are stirring over what’s coming next to the business-zoned site, which was the anchor in the strip mall at Route 35 and New Monmouth Road.

People have speculated that a Wegman’s will take its place. Not so. Middletown Township Planner, Jason Greenspan had said that while officials and residents alike would love to see the space filled, nothing is yet on the table for it.

So, what would you like to see in the former Pathmark store? Let us know in the comments section. Wishes don’t always come true, but it can be fun to put something on your list.

John May 24, 2012 at 01:25 AM
They should turn the strip center into a MIXED USE shopping center.Every store that is still open will stay but they should add Trader Joe's,Walmart,Christmas Tree Shops,Sam's Club,Target,Pier 1 Imports,Toys R Us,Babies R Us,Starbucks,Teavana,Barnes & Noble,Kohl's,Marshall's,Best Buy,and Home Depot.If you have any ideas for some smaller stores and restaurats PLEASE REPLY! Then after the new stores are built they should build condos,offices,a golf course,and parks.
John May 24, 2012 at 01:27 AM
I agree with suzy! Victor,you are full of crap!
D.E. March 26, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Zaslows was an arts and craft store during the 80's next to Sun-Ray, there was a carpet store where applebees is, a fashion bug type womens store on the end as well, there was a gym at one point, an eye glass store, a deli called Broadway Deli that was there for a while, there was also a Krausers next to Ninos before Pathmark expanded, as well as a bagel store all the way down at the end.
pamela shultes August 26, 2013 at 09:17 AM
Christmas Tree Shop. It would revitalize the entire shopping center.
John Bond April 18, 2014 at 12:47 PM
It appears large enough that they could replace it with some kind of store. They may be able to put a supermarket there. I'm sure a new pharmacy is needed as well. John Bond | http://mountainviewbillingservices.com/services/

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