A&P store

(Update: Click here for the latest, up-to-date list of the status of all A&P-owned stores.)

Wanna buy a supermarket?

A&P has now confirmed what was expected when it first filed for bankruptcy last month – all of its stores are now available for sale to the highest bidder. So any store that hasn’t already been marked for sale or closure, is officially up for grabs.

A&P announced last month that 25 locations would close outright, and that won’t change. And ACME, Stop & Shop and Key Food have already staked their claims to 118 of A&P’s 296 locations, operating under the names A&P, Food Basics, Food Emporium, Pathmark, Super Fresh, Waldbaums and Best Cellars.


Those sales aren’t final until auctions are held on September 24th and 25th, at which time someone else could conceivably swoop in and beat the offers.

That’s considered somewhat less likely, though, now that the 153 remaining stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are officially on the market.

Competing grocery chains like ShopRite, and even Sprouts and The Fresh Market, have been named as potential bidders. Of course, stores as varied as Big Lots or Petco are also a possibility, since there’s no guarantee that any or all of the locations will be sold to another grocery chain.

Bids are due by September 11th. Any store that’s not claimed by that date, will be sold at auction on October 7th.

So if you’re in the market for a supermarket, act fast. Otherwise, if you shop or work at any of the below stores – better hope someone else makes an offer soon.

Below is a list of all of the remaining A&P-owned stores that are now available for sale. This list, published last month, contains the stores that are set to be closed, or sold to ACME, Stop & Shop or Key Food. Two of the stores listed below were actually first claimed by Key Food, but Key dropped its bids on a Food Basics in Brooklyn and a Pathmark in Inwood, Manhattan. So those stores are now back in the pool:


Food Emporium:

1175 3rd Avenue New York NY
1331 1st Avenue New York NY
452 West 43 St. New York NY
810 8th Ave New York NY
969 Second Ave New York NY
316 Greenwich St New York NY
1066 3rd Avenue New York NY
1450 3rd Avenue New York NY
405 East 59th St New York NY
2415 Broadway New York NY


1 Padanaram Rd Danbury CT
407 King George Road Basking Ridge NJ
525 East Route 46 Belvidere NJ
19 Bellville Ave. Bloomfield NJ
550 Myrtle Ave Boonton NJ
64 Brick Plaza Bricktown NJ
431 County Road 513 Califon NJ
49 Old Route 22 Clinton NJ
1185 Amboy Ave Edison NJ
425 Anderson Avenue Fairview NJ
105 South Ave Fanwood NJ
460 County Line Road Route 520 Marlboro NJ
7 Naughright Rd Mt Olive NJ
1002 Rte 36 Navesink NJ
510 Milltown Road North Brunswick NJ
216 Old Tappan Rd Old Tappan NJ
47 Wanaque Avenue Pompton Lakes NJ
148 Center Grove Road Randolph NJ
459 Route 31 South Washington NJ
315 Pascack Rd Washington Twp NJ
560 Valley Road Wayne NJ
1938 Union Valley Road West Milford NJ
1730 Route 46 West Woodland Park NJ
87 Main Street Hastings NY
1642 Route 82 Lagrange NY
805 Mamaroneck Ave Mamaroneck NY
3101 Route 22 Patterson NY
20 Welcher Ave Peekskill NY
668 Central Park Avenue Scarsdale NY
14 Lake Ridge Plaza Valley Cottage NY
1233 Nepperhan Ave. Yonkers NY
230 Saw Mill River Road Millwood NY
422 Old Post Road Bedford NY
2005 Albany Post Rd. Croton on Hudson NY

Food Basics:

414 Main St. Belleville NJ
498 East 30th St East Paterson NJ
1425 Kennedy Blvd. North Bergen NJ
514 Van Houten Ave Passaic NJ
2185 Coyle Street Brooklyn NY
15501 Bustleton Ave. Philadelphia PA
8920 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia PA


148 Sunset Boulevard New Castle DE
1930 Route 88 Brick Twp. NJ
211 Elmora Avenue Elizabeth NJ
22-00 Maple Avenue Fairlawn NJ
10 South Avenue Garwood NJ
405 State Route 17 South Hackensack NJ
3020 Route 35 & Bethany Rd Hazlet NJ
95-101 New Brunswick Ave Hopelawn NJ
474-79 Lyons Avenue Irvington NJ
420 Grand Street Jersey City NJ
175 Lakeside Boulevard & Center Landing NJ
242 Lincoln Boulevard Middlesex NJ
35 Lackawanna Plaza Montclair NJ
167 Bergen Street Newark NJ
1157 Route 46 East Parsippany NJ
10 Triangle Plaza – Lake Road Ext. Ramsey NJ
1600 St Georges Avenue Woodbridge NJ
757 Rt. 15 Woodport NJ
2060 Sunrise Highway Bayshore NY
3901 Hempstead Turnpike Bethpage NY
101 Wicks Road Brentwood NY
1245 61St Street Brooklyn NY
1-37 12th Street Brooklyn NY
111-10 Flatlands Avenue Brooklyn NY
683 Old Country Road Dix Hills NY
492 East Atlantic Avenue East Rockaway NY
5801 Sunrise Highway Holbrook NY
155 Islip Avenue Islip NY
941 Carmans Road Massapequa NY
195 Rockland Center East Rt 59 Nanuet NY
2335 New Hyde Park Road New Hyde Park NY
160 East 125th Street New York NY
300 West 145th Street New York NY
410 West 207th Street New York NY
1251 Deer Park Avenue North Babylon NY
399 Route 112 Patchogue NY
130 Midland Avenue Port Chester NY
5145 Nesconset Highway Port Jeff.Sta. NY
2540 Central Park Avenue Scarsdale NY
800 Montauk Highway Shirley NY
100 Greaves Lane Staten Island NY
2730 Arthur Kill Road Staten Island NY
2875 Richmond Avenue Staten Island NY
2660 Hylan Avenue Staten Island NY
531 Montauk Highway West Babylon NY
1757 Central Park Avenue Yonkers NY
5005 Edgemont Avenue Brookhaven PA
1000 Easton Road Cheltenham PA
500 Lincoln Highway Fairless Hills PA
140 North Mcdade Boulevard Glenolden PA
330 Oregon Avenue Philadelphia PA
176-82 West Chelten Ave Philadelphia PA
3399 Aramingo Avenue Philadelphia PA
4160 Monument Road Philadelphia PA
8700 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia PA
3021 Grays Ferry Avenue Philadelphia PA
2900 N. Broad St. & Glenwood Ave Philadelphia PA
421 S. 69Th Street Upper Darby PA


2044 New Castle Avenue New Castle DE
12741 Ocean Gateway Ocean City MD
323 West Bridge Street New Hope PA
N/A Philadelphia PA
401 New London Rd. Newark DE


2149 Ralph Ave Brooklyn NY
3100 Ocean Ave Brooklyn NY
133-11 20th Avenue College Point NY
84 Jericho Tpke Commack NY
812 Montauk Hwy Ctr Moriches NY
1960 Deer Park Ave. Deer Park NY
1530 Front Street East Meadow NY
4054 Nesconset Highway East Setauket NY
2475 Jericho Turnpike Garden City NY
40 Great Neck Road Great Neck NY
777 Pulaski Road Greenlawn NY
1236 Veterans Highway Hauppaugue NY
336 North Broadway Jericho NY
50 E. Hoffman Lindenhurst NY
5508 Sunrise Hwy Massapequa NY
Rt.25 And Factory Ave. Mattituck NY
890 Walt Whitman Road Melville NY
1686 Merrick Rd Merrick NY
440 W. Sunrise Highway N. Patchogue NY
4560 Sunrise Hwy Oakdale NY
245 Route 25A Rocky Point NY
211 Middle Country Road Selden NY
2162 Nesconset Highway Stony Brook NY
6400 Amboy Road Tottenville NY
70 Sunset Ave West Hampton NY
153-01 10th Ave Whitestone NY

Best Cellars/A&P Wine & Spirits:

767 Pine Street Bristol CT
25 Broadway Ave Mystic CT
282 Elm Street New Canaan CT
2400 Berlin Tpk Newington CT
40 Fenn Road Newington CT
28A Halls Rd Old Lyme CT
46B Danbury Rd Ridgefield CT
1237 East Putnam Ave. Riverside CT
117 Boston Post Rd Waterford CT
57 Route 46 Hackettstown NJ
1069 Ringwood Ave Haskell NJ
1103 Howard Blvd Ledgewood NJ
45 Pearl Street Metuchen NJ
534 Bergen Blvd Palisade Park NJ
1205 Richmond Ave Pt Pleasant NJ
23 Summit Ave Summit NJ
30 Irvington Ave Westwood NJ
1175 Third Ave Suite A Unclassified NY


(Update: Many of these stores have found buyers – click here for the latest, up-to-date list of the status of all A&P-owned stores.)

Image source: A&P


  1. I have a gift card for Waldbaums. Will try to use it at the Jericho store.
    Hope its still open.

  2. Where can I bid to buy some of these stores that are for sale?

  3. will another food store replace the a and p on route 520 in Marlboro nj that is closing?

  4. I will miss pathmark on flatlands ave. It is a shame that we are losing it and I hear that they are not going to replace it with another supermarket. No one in this area is happy about the loss, because the only other stores in that area is Associated and Cherry Valley and both those stores are terrible, their meats are a poor grade and their prices are too high. Shopright is too far for seniors to travel to. I am hoping that they put an Asian supermarket or a Stop and Shop there Asians take care of their own so the prices will be fair and
    Stop and Shop always has good deals and prices. I wish they would close Cherry Valley and Associate and leave Path Mark alone.

  5. what is being put in the rocky point waldbaums store 11778


  7. Is there a time line around when the stores must be sold? I guess if the stores are not sold they will end up closing.

  8. what is happening with the Waldbaums on 10ave and 154 st in Whitestone

  9. You know most of the supermarkets in NY city will be bought and turned into a Asian Supermarket where they only really promote the food for their own kind

  10. Pathmark had it’s own issues over the years. They too had a bankruptcy in 2000 and came out stronger and better positioned. Sure they still had a rough road but they were making it. I knew when A&P took over they would ruin Pathmark. That company was so mismanaged and it seems that the investment company Yucaipa is nothing but greedy. I wonder what they get out of all of this. Thanks a lot A&P for taking Pathmark along with you into the ground!!

  11. This is so disappointing. I shop at the Pathmark on 61st Street in Brooklyn, and if ever I cannot find a special spice somewhere, I can always find it in Pathmark. Every Christmas I order the cold cut trays for our Christmas Eve party. They have everything there that the other nearby supermarkets don’t have. But most importantly, I get my medication at their pharmacy and have been so pleased with the service since I began using them. Now I don’t know what to do.

  12. I noticed only 1 food emporium store has been sold. The majority of those stores are in the city.

    • If I’m not mistaken, I believe I read somewhere that they believe all those Food Emporium stores are worth a considerable amount (which they probably are based on location) so they refuse to accept any ‘low ball’ offers on them.

  13. I live directly across the street from Waldbaums on Ocean Ave in Sheepshead Bay. I couldn’t be more upset about the possibility of having no supermarket across the street from my house. Waldbaums was convenient, clean and always had a good inventory of products.
    I can’t even imagine the store not being there anymore. The closest supermarket to me now would be Stop and Shop and it’s just not convenient, and it’s always crazy and unorganized in there. I sincerely hope that some other food chain takes over the store.
    Please don’t take the supermarket away. It’s a necessity for so many people including so many elderly people that have no other options. I’m so very sad. Waldbaums has been a staple in the neighborhood for a long time and I can’t imagine it not being there anymore.. Please, someone, bid on it!

  14. This is so sad. I remember going to A&P as a kid with my mom.

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