NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Five A&P-operated stores in Queens, on Long Island, and in Bergen County, New Jersey were set to close Thursday night, and reopen next week as Stop & Shop stores.
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is in the process of converting 25 A&P, Pathmark and Waldbaum’s stores it is acquiring, and the five that are temporarily closing Thursday night are part of the fourth wave.READ MORE: New York City To Hold July 7 'Hometown Heroes' Ticker Tape Parade For Health Care Workers, First Responders, Essential Workers
The pharmacies and banks in the stores will remain open during the conversion process.
The affected stores include:
• The Waldbaum’s at 213-215 26th Ave. in Bayside, Queens;
• The A&P at 400 Demarest Ave. in Closter, New Jersey;
• The Waldbaum’s at 905 Atlantic Ave. in Baldwin;READ MORE: 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Returns In Front Of A Live Audience Monday Night
• The Waldbaum’s at 702 Hicksville Rd. in Massapequa;
• The Pathmark at 4055 Merrick Rd. in Seaford.
Meanwhile, six new Stop & Shop stores will open on Friday in Brooklyn; the Bronx; Queens; Huntington, Long Island; and Kinnelon, New Jersey. All were formerly Waldbaum’s or Pathmark stores.
A&P-operated stores on Staten Island, and in Long Beach, East Hampton, South Hampton, Greenvale, Franklin Square, and Mount Kisco; as well as Closter, New Jersey, have also been converted to Stop & Shop stores.Another Violent Weekend In New York City: 22 Shot, 5 Dead Within 72 Hours
A&P also operates Super Fresh, Food Emporium, Food Basics, and Best Cellars stores.