Former Food Basics store in Belleville at 414 Main St. that was closed after the parent organization A&P declared its corporate shutdown, has been reawakened as a Fine Fare general store. A transitory white Fine Fare flag was attached over the green Food Basics logo placed on the building, which grapples the north end of the Main Street strip shopping center.
Food Basics had initially been planned to close on Nov. 26, which affected 73 jobs. The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company had executed understandings to dispose approximately 120 stores, including Pathmark and Food Basics, and had additionally petitioned for chapter 11 assurance.
As per its site finefaresupermarkets.com, Fine Fare started operations back in the 1970s, and today brags more than 60 stores in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Workers were inside the Belleville store on Thursday evening, preparing it for the opening. Food Basics signage was still apparent in various ranges, including the overhead catalogs denoting every path. The store should open this past Saturday, as indicated by signs posted on the passage entryways, yet did not, as per the township wellbeing division. The building has been assessed by the wellbeing division.
“We did a change-of-possession assessment,” said Belleville wellbeing official Colleen Britton. It’s not the first run through a general store in Belleville has altered identities. The Pathmark on Washington Avenue close down in October 2010, however was re-opened three years after the fact under the ShopRite moniker.
Fine Fair’s stores are claimed and worked by neighborhood vendors. The greater part of its stores are situated in New York, while Belleville will join existing New Jersey stores in Union City, West New York, Newark and Jersey City. Fine Fair likewise has three stores in Philadelphia and one in Reading, Pa. Concerning other A&P general stores around the local area, the Belmont Avenue Pathmark shut its entryways in September.