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A&P Chairman Pens Letter to Customers for Store Closures

In conjunction with A&P's bankruptcy filing, the retailer posted letters to customers on its website regarding stores that are set to close, as well as those which are to remain open, which are undersigned by Greg Mays, chairman of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc.

The company also identified the addresses of 25 stores set to close, which include Pathmark, Superfresh and Waldbaums banner stores (full list appears below).

The full text of May's letter to customers for stores set to close appears below:

Dear Customers,

Today our company announced that it has executed agreements to sell approximately 120 stores and we filed for bankruptcy protection. While we wanted you to be aware of this important development, we expect there will not be any impact on your shopping experience at this time. The vast majority of our stores remain open for business and we will continue to serve your shopping needs during this process.

In addition, the Company announced that we will close 25 stores. This store is one of the stores that will be closing within the next few months. Until then, this location remains fully stocked, and we will continue providing you with the same high-quality products and excellent service that you’ve come to expect from us. We will also continue to honor all existing customer promotional and loyalty programs.

In the coming weeks, we will be running significant mark-downs on many of our products. We encourage you to continue to visit this store, up until we close our doors.

When this store has closed, we encourage you to visit our other stores, which include A&P, Best Cellars, Food Basics, The Food Emporium, Pathmark, Superfresh and Waldbaum’s. Serving our customers has been and will continue to be our #1 priority.

We recognize that you may have questions about this announcement and encourage you to visit

We are committed to keeping you fully informed along the way – if anything should change at this store, we will be sure to let you know. Until this store closes, your shopping experience today should not be much different than any other and we are here to serve you.

We appreciate your support and thank you for your continued business.


Greg Mays


The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc.

List of A&P Stores To Close

A&P (2101 Route 35, Holmdel, NJ)

A&P (325 Highway 35 South, Cliffwood, NJ)

Pathmark (1764 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY)

Pathmark (115 Belmont Avenue, Belleville, NJ)

Pathmark (450 West Swedesford Road, Berwyn, PA)

Pathmark (2150 Middle Country Road, Centereach, NY)

Pathmark (85 Ackerman Avenue, Clifton, NJ)

Pathmark (895 Paulison Avenue, Clifton, NJ)

Pathmark (50 Racetrack Road & Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ)

Pathmark (561 Route 1, Edison, NJ)

Pathmark (420 McDade Boulevard, Folsom, PA)

Pathmark (651 North Stiles Street, Linden, NJ)

Pathmark (1043 Route 9 North, Old Bridge, NJ)

Pathmark (840 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA)

Pathmark (85 Franklin Mills Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA)

Pathmark (1256 Indian Head Road, Toms River, NJ)

Pathmark (300 South Best Avenue, Walnutport, PA)

Pathmark (3901 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, DE)

Superfresh (1301 Skippack Pike, Center Square, PA)

Superfresh (2105 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE)

Superfresh (863 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA)

Superfresh (1851 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA)

Waldbaums (2 Westbury Avenue, Carle Place, NY)

Waldbaums (3620 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY)

Waldbaums (1510 Old Country Road, Riverhead, NY)


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