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.
It looks like the Sea Isle Acme which may the smallest supermarket in the world, is going to be torn down after the summer of 2015 and replaced with a new larger Acme. Several Acme employees have said that the new store will run the full length of the shopping center and be raise several feet in order to comply with building codes and avoid flooding. The others stores in the shopping center may be relocated to the side of the current parking lot behind the CVS.
Although no one enjoys navigating the small isles and the crazy checkout lines, I have to admit that it was part of the summer experience in Sea Isle. It certainly brought back memories of many years ago when supermarkets were much smaller and didn't include bakeries, take out meals, and eat in areas. But memories aside, the Acme really is outdated and undersized for the summer crowds.
The biggest question is what will happen to the already insane parking situation. The parking lot was always a bit of an adventure. But ever since they build the new stores with condos above on 63rd street, the parking lot is down right dangerous. (Oh and by the way isn't it nice to have more empty store fronts in Sea Isle, as if there town didn't have enough of a problem keeping retail space filled.) I am afraid to think of what the parking situation will be like once they do build the new Acme, which may have condo's above it as well. If the current state of development in Sea Isle holds true they will build to the very maximum they can get away with and let the parking and traffic situation get worse.