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Brick Plaza Owner to Buy Out A&P’s Store Space

A&P, Brick, NJ (Credit: Federal Realty Trust)
A&P, Brick, NJ (Credit: Federal Realty Trust)

The owner of the Brick Plaza shopping center has bought out the lease of the store space being occupied by the bankrupt A&P supermarket for $1.4 million, according to bankruptcy filings.

Federal Realty Investment Trust, the shopping center’s owner, is paying Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company a total of $6.35 million for three such arrangements – the Brick store, and stores in Parsippany, N.J. and Melville, N.Y.

The Brick store will shed 80 jobs this Thanksgiving Day, according to filings with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, signaling its potential closure, though no definitive closing date for the store has been announced. Federal Realty did not respond to a request for comment.


A&P filed for bankruptcy in July, announcing all of its stores would either be sold or closed. Acme Markets has announced the acquisition of two of the company’s Ocean County stores – an A&P location in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River and a Super Fresh supermarket in Manahawkin. Last week, the company revealed that Wakefern Corporation, the owner of the Shop Rite chain of stores, and ethnic food store operator Food Bazaar had bid on some of the stores in New York, North Jersey and Pennsylvania, though Brick was not included in either of those deals, presumably spurring the Federal deal.

  • Mary Scheper VanDeventer

    oh no!! all those people out of work!!

  • Frank Rizzo

    Maybe he has a tenant already…lets hope.

    • jerseyleaf429

      Pleasure Zone will move in and make it a mega warehouse….

      • Frank Rizzo

        I do not know how the Pleasure Zone survives as it is. Must be other things they sell in there we do not know about.

  • Joseph Woolston Brick

    I liked A&P, they had a lot of prepared food that you just took home and threw in the microwave and bingo lunch, supper on the fly. They also had the only London Broil Roast Beef in town, where am I going to find that again?

    • shorekitten

      And birthdays in our house will never be the same again with out the chocolate cheesecake.

  • Kimberleely

    Prices were too high in this store. I just noticed that there is going to be a Whole foods in Wall.

  • Mark Story Jenks

    I liked the Brick A&P. I shop there a couple times a week and get my prescriptions there. I am going to miss that store, and some of the fine employees. I always bought whatever was on sale each week. Shoprite is less expensive overall, but always too crowded.

  • Courdeleon02

    It all part of the Obama economy. They lie continuously about the number of unemployed and those of us who have had to accept part time work because full time work is not available.

    • DragonDad77

      Waaa it’s Obama’s fault.