A&P Closing in Bedminster in February
Basking Ridge store is 'definitely' staying open.
The A&P supermarket, a longtime tenant at its location off Route 206 in Bedminster, is due to close on Feb. 23, as the Somerset Hills Shopping Center makes plans for an update and possible expansion.
The store was covered on Friday with signs saying that merchandise within was being discounted by between 10 to 50 percent, with all sales final.
A&P 'definitely' remaining open in Basking Ridge
However, the larger, more modernized A&P supermarket at Dewy Meadow Village off King George Road in Basking Ridge is "definitely" remaining open, said Jules Leopold, manager at that store.
"We are not closing the store," Leopold said on Saturday. He said that the other A&P in Bedminster is closing because that supermarket's lease had expired.
Judy Sullivan, Bedminster Township administrator, said the A&P's lease expires around April 1.
"The new tenant may be The Fresh Market," Sullivan said on Friday. "The landlord has presented a plan to totally renovate the property and accommodate the new tenant. There may be other changes with current tenants."
The A&P in Bedminster was a mainstay from the days before the township built up into a more suburban community.
— Audrey Levine contributed to this story.