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North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« on: February 16, 2011, 11:49:01 AM »
http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/021511_Montvale_based_AP_announces_more_store_closures.html


Montvale-based A&P announces more store closures

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Last updated: Tuesday February 15, 2011, 6:49 PM
BY KEVIN G. DEMARRAIS
The Record
STAFF WRITER

The struggling A&P supermarket chain, which closed 32 stores and filed for bankruptcy court protection last fall, informed its unions Tuesday that it will close another 32 under-performing stores in six states over the next two months, eliminating thousands of jobs.

Included is the Pathmark store in north Hackensack. Most of the other stores are in South and Central Jersey or New York.

The parent, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc., announced later Tuesday afternoon that it had filed a motion seeking approval to close the stores as the company continues to fully implement its comprehensive financial and operational restructuring.

While this was a very difficult decision that will unfortunately impact some of our customers, partners, communities and employees, these actions are absolutely necessary as we work to strengthen A&Ps operating foundation and improve our performance, said Sam Martin, chief executive officer, in a press release. We will help our affected colleagues pursue other positions across the company should open positions be available.

I was very surprised, but not shocked, said John Niccollai, president of Little Falls-based Local 464A of the United Food and Commercial Workers, the union representing many of the workers affected.

The Montvale-based chain operates under the Pathmark, Food Emporium, Food Basics and Waldbaums banners as well as the flagship A&P.

The targeted stores, including 14 Pathmarks, are among the worst performers, he said.

Still, I would have thought that the last go-round may have been sufficient, Niccollai said. He estimated that several thousand employees would be affected.

Representatives from his union and Clifton-based Local 1262, which represents most of the Pathmark workers, visited the affected stores on Tuesday to give details to their members.

Included, in addition to the Hackensack store, are Pathmarks in Gillette, Hillsborough, Livingston, Middletown, South Plainfield and Whippany and A&Ps in Flanders, Barnegat and Manville.

As in the past, members in affected stores will have bumping rights, which are based on seniority, Local 1262 President Harvey Whille told his members in a message posted on the unions website. That means workers at stores being closed could move to stores that will remain open, replacing workers with less seniority.

A&P made no official announcement of the cuts, and did not respond to a request for more information.

It filed for Chapter 11 protection on Dec. 12, two months after reporting a loss of $154 million in its most recent quarter, its eighth consecutive losing period and almost twice its loss in the same period a year earlier.

The filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, N.Y., listed assets of $2.5 billion and debt of $3.2 billion much of it from the $1.48 billion purchase of Pathmark in 2007.

I feel so badly for these people, Niccollai said by telephone. It has nothing to do with their personal skills. This is a company that over the decades has been mismanaged. But its the workers who are going to suffer.

A&P, once the nations biggest supermarket chain with 15,900 stores from coast to coast, will be down to about 340 between Connecticut and Washington, D.C., after the latest closings.


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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 04:40:23 PM »
Another icon of my youth disappears! I worked as a cashier at this store in the late 1950s when it was an A&P. I was there during the 100th anniversary of A&P. It was a great job, the people were great and the company allowed me to work weekends while going to college. The union was strong then and I continued to get yearly raises even working just on Saturdays.

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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 06:54:12 PM »
you didnt work at this one.  it wasnt there in the 50's. The one that is closing is at 450 Hackensack Ave, commonly known as the North Hackensack location. it was built behind where Two Guys was, after Bradlees took over part of the building. 
the one on Rt. 17 is called the Hackensack store. that one isnt closing.

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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 04:33:07 PM »
The store and its Bank of America branch will close on April 15 (or so the teller told me today).

I'm guessing the pharmacy must have already closed, because they started taking its sign down as I was leaving.


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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 10:11:32 PM »
In 1963-64 I worked for NJ Bell and our line crew was wiring the original Two Guys as it was being built. The place impressed me in that it was so big I watched a carpenter hammering at one end while I was at the other and there was a delay before I heard the sound. A big space.

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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 07:01:37 PM »
And so the deathwatch begins..............


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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2011, 06:30:13 AM »

does anyone know if Hackensack passed the zoning overlay that they were considering for the NE part of town about two years ago. That was to allow residential mix with retail and office.   A couple hundred units was approved next door, to replace Oritani motel.  Just wondering if Vornado will tear this Pathmark store down and build a large condo building. Probably not, since their business plan appears to be mostly renting out retail space.  Vornado used to own Two Guys many moons ago.

I'm wondering. It might be a great location for residential, because behind the Pathmark is Hackensack River County Park.  All the balconies would have great views of the nature park.

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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 04:08:08 PM »
10 days 'til closing! Hurry in for thousands of bargains! (no checks allowed and the self-checkout machines no longer function, but Bank of America is sticking it out until the end)

Close examination of these photos indicates that you can still buy Coke and eggs..............mmmm! Sounds like breakfast!

To be fair, lots of aisles had stuff, but nothing says "slow death" better than photos of the two most barren aisles in the store.

Come on down and pay your respects. You have until April 15.

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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2011, 03:55:43 PM »
Had to go to the bank, so I took one last walk around Pathmorgue.

1. You can buy nothing for a dollar

2. Can't Buy Me Love? Not at Pathmark

3. They still have meat (would you want it?)...........

4. ....but no bread to put it on

5. Need store freezers, slicers, and the kitchen sink?

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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2011, 06:06:58 PM »
Would have been a great location for Ol' Doc Quack to open a clinic.

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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2011, 07:34:05 PM »
"Dr. Quack from North Hackensack"? That would require a change in title, lyrics, and songbooks - not to mention major hassles with ASCAP.

I hear he's deciding between the Circle Brake property, so he can be near the trolley yard and the black rhino OR Holy Trinity School, so he can nearer to Bruce Almighty.


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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2011, 11:09:19 PM »
Contrary to reports you can buy love...it is hanging in the emotions aisle with no other choices available. The brave solitary shopper heading for the meat aisle has put her fate in sell by dates. 

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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2011, 06:52:45 PM »
The last day.

I thought it would be totally deserted, but there were more people there today than any of the other days I went. Maybe it just seemed that way because all the aisles were closed off and what little was left was put up front, so the masses were kinda corralled.

Lotta cart use. Some people appeared to buy a bunch of stuff, but I don't know what.............dust bunnies? Skeletal remains?

Doesn't matter now - it's history.

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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2011, 10:04:36 AM »
..."Lotta cart use. Some people appeared to buy a bunch of stuff, but I don't know what.............dust bunnies? Skeletal remains?"

Carts? everyone should have their own family shopping cart... adis Pathmark of North Hackensack

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Re: North Hackensack Pathmark to close
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2011, 10:46:08 AM »
everyone should have their own family shopping cart...

It appears that Sears has that franchise locally.

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