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TELL US: What Should Go in the Old Super Fresh Location?

Give us your recommendations for what new store should move in to the old supermarket location.

The Super Fresh Super Store left East Windsor in April 2011 and the empty storefront within the Windsor-Hights Shopping Center still haunts the Township.

The Super Fresh, owned by A&P, was forced to close after the company filed chapter 11 documents with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Southern District of New York. The store was one of 32 A&P stores that were chosen to close because they were “underperforming”, the court papers said.

Last year, East Windsor Patch asked you what you would like to see move into this location, but has your opinion changed? Some previous recommendations included another grocery store, sporting goods store, or gym. Do you agree? Have the needs in East Windsor changed in a year?

TELL US: What type of retail establishment would you like to take see in this location? Tell us in the comments below!

jeannine February 02, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Coca Cola! oh wait...
Chiefy February 04, 2013 at 03:21 AM
To Allan, I like West Windsor's Arts Council which has nice activities for young & old alike. I had already said a Wegmans or Trader Joe's would be my preference, but I've always like the idea of an arts center.
Wayne Barry February 05, 2013 at 04:01 AM
Top Tomato-A great small supermarket chain that specializes in produce, Italian specialties, with unbelievable bakery and deli. Thay took over the closed Acme in Freehold and do a great business.
Jean February 05, 2013 at 03:33 PM
I had forgotten about this place. Great suggestion, Wayne ! ! "Top Tomato - A great small supermarket chain that specializes in produce, Italian specialties, with unbelievable bakery and deli. They took over the closed Acme in Freehold and do a great business."
Wayne Barry February 05, 2013 at 05:13 PM
There are two major problems with this shopping center right now. First, the market has shifted from this intersection to the Shoprite Center where there are virtually no vacancies but the same or higher rents. Secondly, the banks today are making it almost impossible to get financing to open new small businesses that would fill this center and bring more customers to the center. Even when a businessman can get financing they are going to the most dynamic center in the market and it isn't Windsor Hights Shopping Center any more. The center owners are going to have to make some incentivized deals with name brand tenants, revitalize the center and then bring in the smaller tenants to fill the stores. Unfortunately, the old owners of the center allowed the center to go into a death spiral by neglecting vacancies, not working with existing tenants to renew leases at more reasonable terms in light of the lack of new business start-ups and they did not maintain the center to today's standards. Until the center's ownership comes up with a viable plan to draw more customers and tenants, whatever goes into that space faces an uphill battle.

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