Acme welcomed hundreds of people to a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 22nd to celebrate the opening of their newly renovated 38,000 square-foot store in Long Beach Township, NJ. Construction began right after Labor Day 2014 and was a massive undertaking to have completed in time, with crews working round the clock to have ready for the summer season.
The store replaces a 20,000 square-foot store that has served the community for years. Plans have been in the works for some time to build a bigger store to serve the busy summertime crowds and year-round residents. Superstorm Sandy damaged the old store in the fall of 2012 but it was repaired and reopened for the following summer.
Acme’s President, Dan Croce, shared his thoughts on the new store and the community it serves, saying “Serving the Long Beach Township community for nearly 68 years alone is something to celebrate. Our new store celebrates our customers, and we are thrilled to offer them such a fantastic new shopping experience. We look forward to continuing to bring the best of Acme to the residents of Long Beach Island for many years to come.”
The grand opening was a rousing success and a big hit with Island shoppers who enjoyed the large selection, new departments, enhanced specialty shops and the convenience of not having to leave the island and fight traffic to reach other grocery shopping destinations. Acme also showed their appreciation to the community as they donated $10,000 to local organizations and emergency services.
Malvern, PA based Acme is a privately held company that has been in business for 124 years. They are the second-largest supermarket chain in the country with 2,230 locations across the U.S. You can read more about the new Acme on LBI here.
Photos via Ryan Morrill and the Sandpaper.net