Stop and Shop is gone

I guess I don’t get out much these days. I decided to go to the Raritan Shop and Shop yesterday to dump some old coins in their CoinStar machine, and when I got there, it was closed down. Apparently, it closed back in November 2017.

Since there’s a ShopRite practically across the street from my apartment, I haven’t bothered to go anywhere else for groceries in quite some time. Back during the years after PathMark had closed and before ShopRite opened, I used to go to Stop and Shop almost every week. (Occasionally, I went to Wegman’s.)

I should probably get out more and check out some other supermarkets occasionally. There’s a Whole Foods opening in Bridgewater in March. That could be interesting. The idea of an Amazon-owned grocery store makes me a little uncomfortable though.

I did go to Wal-Mart today in Manville, to use their CoinStar, but I didn’t buy anything. I hadn’t been there in a long time either; they seems to have expanded the store and added a full grocery section since I was last there.

Anyway, I’m glad I have a ShopRite in walking distance. I like being able to do all my grocery shopping without ever needing to get in a car. That’s something I take for granted, and I really shoudn’t.

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