Sea Isle Acme has updated there store hours:
Sunday : 7am-11pm
These should remain the hours for the remainder of the summer.
The 63rd Street Shopping Center construction is now all complete, with the opening of all 3 stores. Acme celebrated there opening Thursday May 26th, while Uncle Oogie's and Rick's Breakfast all returned to business over the weekend. The new shopping center has a newly paved parking lot, but is now a few spaces smaller than the old parking lot, so parking this summer will still be a challenge. The changes to the shopping center now provide Sea Isle with a shopping center that is able to support the growing town as well as other Sea Isle classics to stay in business.
The new Acme did bring about the loss of Funtown Arcade, and Jimmie's Sweet Treats Ice Cream, neither business has announced they will open in a new location.
(Note: Rick's will be closed tues-thurs this week for final touches to be made, but will re-open this weekend)
The new shopping center is a big change over what it use to be:
Due to the closure over the winter, both Google and Acme's website do not have the store's hours listed online.
Here are this week's hours via their ad:
Monday-Saturday: 7am - 9pm
Sunday: 7am - 8pm
Be sure to stop in and check out the long-awaited new Acme!
Check out a Photo of the New Acme Here: Sea Isle Acme
And stay tuned later this week for photo's of the inside. Sea Isle Guide Staff were given a tour of the new Acme and can tell you, it is nice, and a big change from the old Acme, however no photos were allowed before the Grand Opening.
Over $2,000 in Donations to be Awarded
MALVERN, PA.–Join ACME as they celebrate the grand opening of the Sea Isle City, New Jersey store at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016 during an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Expanded varieties of the freshest product, top-quality meats and seafood, and a large selection of natural, gluten free, organic, and local products await customers.
The store, located at 6212 Landis Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243, will provide customers with a warm, inviting atmosphere that highlights fresh departments and enhanced specialty shops.
“Our store celebrates our customers and we are thrilled to offer them such a fantastic new shopping experience,” said Dan Croce, president, ACME. “From our product selection to the design and layout of the store, our goal was to tailor this store for our neighbors in Sea Isle City. We’ve created a fresh, new feel to the shopping experience with greater selections, convenience, and variety. We look forward to continuing to bring the best of ACME to the residents of Sea Isle City for many years to come.”
ACME leadership and local officials will join Store Director Jeffrey Pawlowski at the ceremony where ACME will be donating over $2,000 to local community organizations. In addition, ACME will also donate a park bench made from recycled plastic bags to the City of Sea Isle.
The newly remodeled store in Sea Isle City includes the following premium fresh signature items:
For more on the Acme plans as well as the floor layout CLICK HERE.
Acme management has announced the new Sea Isle Acme will be opening May 26th, just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. As you can see below, the Acme looks to be almost complete. Acme employees have been working all week on the inside to prep the shelves for merchandise. The new Acme looks to have wider isles and a wider selection of products for this summer. Acme has also added a bakery department, seafood department and and a floral department as well as expanding almost all other departments in the store. Can't wait to see the inside and how easier it is to navigate this summer.
UPDATE: Acme is hiring for all positions at this store! Full time and Part time positions available! Apply Online at AcmeMarkets.com
With just five weeks until the start of summer season, there is a lot going on in Sea Isle, and a lot to get done before one of the biggest weekends of the year. There have been quite a few changes over the winter. A new Acme, new replenishing of beaches, a new restaurant to replace Busch's and a reconstruction of the sidewalks down town.
As mentioned in earlier updates, the work at the new bigger and improved Acme continues around the clock. There is still a lot to be done both inside and outside the store. However Acme expects to have the store open for business on Memorial Day weekend. The parking lot is now smaller since the new building for Uncle Oogies is behind the CVS so parking will be tough. But the new Acme will have wider aisles, better selection, expanded departments, and more checkout lines.
The sidewalks on Landis Ave from 38th Street to 43rd Street have been replaced. Landis is currently Closed from JFK Blvd to 44th Street. However the work is almost done and Landis Ave should be open and ready for summer traffic in a week or two.
In Townsend's Inlet work is continuing on the new Doc Magrogan's Oyster House and the Dunes at Townsends Inlet. The exterior of the building is almost done. There is still work to be done inside and it looks like they will need to get some lucky breaks in order to be open by Memorial Day. But they are still hoping to be open for the start of summer.
The beach replenishment is making great progress. The January storm washed away all the new beaches, but fortunately not the new dunes. So all of the beaches needed to be rebuilt. The work is finished on all beaches from the northern beaches all the way down to about 55th street. The pipes were removed from the beaches downtown and are now being relocated to the southern beaches. The picture above is 33rd Street beach on January 31, 2016. The picture below is the same spot on 4/24/16. The rock pile was completely exposed after the January storm and is now buried under the sand again (as it was after last summer's dredging was complete).
Finally, Can anyone explain why the Townsend's Inlet Civic Center doesn't want to accept the fact that Christmas was four months ago. I assume they have a good reason for still having all of their Christmas decorations up. The picture below was taken on 4/24/16. As you can see they are ready for Christmas in July a few months early.
Construction on Sea Isle's new Acme is really moving along. Construction crews are working around the clock to have the Acme open by Memorial Day weekend.
By the looks of the outside, they are on track to get done in time. We have also heard that great progress is being made on the inside of the store and the cash registers are already being installed.
Uncle Oggies new location Behind the CVS is also coming along as you can see below.
The only thing missing is parking garage.
They are trying to have the new stores may open for Memorial Day, but they will certainly be open in time for 4th of July.
Where will shoppers park? That's a good question since moving Uncle Oogies behind the CVS eliminates at least 20 parking spots. As everyone knows, finding a parking at the Acme spot on a summer weekend was already an adventure. This summer it may be almost impossible.
The new Acme will be much larger and a huge improvement over the old store. There will be larger, wider, isles and a bigger checkout area. The improvements also include more loading docks and storage in the rear of the store.
The new building for Uncle Oogies is also going up quickly.
With just about two months until Memorial Day, the pressure is on. The walls are up and the roof is on. However there is still a lot of work to be done on the exterior.
Construction crews are working around the clock to complete the Sea Isle Acme in time for summer. As the pictures below show, they have made a lot of progress after a very slow start in the fall.
Since the new Sea Isle Acme is under construction and will be for several more months, Acme erected a tent in the lot behind Kix/McNutley's to sell milk, bread and other essential groceries on polar plunge weekend. This is good news for the expected crowds since the only other option for groceries this weekend is the WaWa.
There are also reports that the WaWa on the corner of Route 9 and Sea Isle Blvd is closed for renovations. If this is true the only nearby gas station is on the Garden State Parkway at the rest stop just north of Sea Isle.
So if you need a gallon of milk this weekend stop by the Acme. It may be a once in a life time chance to go to an Acme in a tent.
Sure the WaWa is open but it really isn't a great option for a weekend's worth of groceries. And besides, it will be packed all weekend. The better option is to plan ahead and bring most of what you need with you.
The bad news is the Acme construction is behind schedule and may not be finished by the start of summer.
The good news is that all the liquor stores will be open so if running out of booze won't be an issue.
As summer residents and visitors get ready to pour into Sea Isle for the annual Polar Bear Plunge, they may want to bring their food with them. Since Sea Isle's Acme (pictures below) is under construction there are no good options for grocery shopping on the island. Sure you can run out to one of the supermarkets up or down Route 9, as many people do in the summer, but Polar Plunge is only a weekend and most people won't want to drive 20 minutes just to get groceries.