The shelves of the Little Silver A&P have grown sparse in recent days as the new owner, Acme Supermarkets, plans to shut down the store Saturday night for several days of sprucing up and reopen it on November 4 as an Acme, according to signage.
The Prospect Avenue location was among 72 A&P stores that changed hands in a bankruptcy sale approved in September. The A&P on Shrewsbury Avenue in Tinton Falls was also included. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
Police Chief Dan Shaffery said authorities were still attempting to notify relatives of the victim, who was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune following the 10:03 a.m. accident.
A busted sprinkler system supply line poured water into the produce section of the Little Silver A&P supermarket shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, forcing an evacuation of the store, said Fire Chief Andrew Smith. Signs posted on the doors indicate hopes for a mid-afternoon reopening Tuesday.
The store was briefly closed by a partial roof collapse after a snowfall in December, 2011. (Click to enlarge)
An accident in the A&P shopping center in Little Silver left a pedestrian injured shortly before noon Tuesday.
No official account of the accident was immediately available from authorities.
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Contractors worked since Wednesday to shore up the roof of the building, which partially collapsed under the weight of heavy snow, and the store got permission to reopen its doors at around noon Friday.
Within an hour, shoppers wended through the store loading up carts and baskets, moving around a cordoned off section at the south end where the damage occurred.