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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.

Debbie February 05, 2013 at 06:53 PM
The restaurant is closed because of the contaminated water from the dry cleaners. Heard that the whole strip had contaminated water. We do need another supermarket in addition to the over priced Kings.
Caroline Carpenter February 05, 2013 at 07:06 PM
The reality is King's is not over-priced if you do an honest price comparison with other supermarkets in the Somerset Hills area. If you want cheaper, you'll have to drive to a less affluent area. Moreover King's was the only place in Bedminster Twp that gave a crap about the residents after Sandy. The local government certainly didn't.
NewToBaskingRidge February 05, 2013 at 07:48 PM
I second the vote for a Trader Joes, or, a Whole Foods.
Joe February 11, 2013 at 03:48 PM
Less affluent? That is a joke. Why does a gallon of milk cost $5 at Kings and $2.65 at Wegman's? Wegman's blows Kings away. Not all items at Wegman's are cheap, but your day to day items such as cleaning supplies, milk, bread and paper goods are priced much better. King's doesn't offer anything different. Same products at an increased cost. They do not pay more for the same products offered much cheaper else where.
Jennifer Davis February 18, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Is the store still scheduled to close on the 23rd? Just curious what the closing sales are like and if there is even any non-perishable food left.

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