I think I made my part of the argument that our part of the county needs a second supermarket.
A little history: I live in a semi rural county of New Jersey. About 5 years ago, after 156 years of operations, the company owning A&P Groceries went out of business, and an A&P Grocery Store along Route 31, which is the main way into town either North or South (didn't matter which one you took, it was a road to services) and holds a state record for most fatalities (one knock at the reputation), was only in operation for a few years.
Now, the ShopRite, our only nearest grocery store, has unusually busy hours when growing families and elderly folks are shopping. It becomes crowded to the point it's like red blood cells going single file into a capillary.
Unfortunately, it has come to the point that we're running out of space to shop and time to shop.
My father might present an idea to corporate to build a 2nd grocery store along Route 31 where the empty A&P is still standing.
Then again, it's just something we've been musing.
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