On Friday, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced that it will be closing one of their South Brunswick locations at an undetermined date.
The store, located at 4095 Route 1 in Monmouth Junction, is one of three Stop & Shops located in and near South Brunswick. The others are located on Summerfield Blvd. in Dayton and on Route 27 at the border of South Brunswick and Franklin Township.
“After a thorough review of the operating performance of our stores, we made a business decision to close one of our two South Brunswick Township store locations,” said Don Sussman, Stop & Shop New York Metro Division President via release. “We regret any inconvenience this will cause and encourage our customers to shop at our other South Brunswick Township store located at 24 Summerfield Blvd or 3333 Route 27 store located in Franklin (Township).”
A release from the company stated all employees from the Route 1 location would have the opportunity to be transferred to the other nearby Stop & Shop stores. Any prescription records will be transferred to the Stop & Shop on Route 27 in Franklin.
The approval came after a judge ruled last month in favor of the township following a lengthy legal battle with Stop & Shop, who tried to block ShopRite from moving into town.
"Stop & Shop had taken us to court three years ago on the rezoning of this property from office to C-2. They said it was spot zoning and had three or four different issues with the application," said Mayor Frank Gambatese. "The judge dismissed the charges and ruled the council had a right to rezone it. It made sense to rezone it and there was no spot zoning in this instance."
No further details about the closing date for Stop & Shop were available.