Snapshot: A&P - Gun Hill, Bronx, New York

Photos courtesy of Google Maps

In these times of Coronavirus, we can't get out as much as we used to. Luckily for us, Google Maps is a great second resource for a nearly full examination of a store we're not so sure about. 

Welcome to The Bronx! I don't have much information on this store, so here's what I got (please help me out in the comments if you have any info!) ...

I was given a tip about this store from the Submit-A-Store form on the Store Map section of the blog about six months ago now. I always check every location on Google Maps and make sure it's actually an A&P... because a lot of times I do receive stores that are definitely not A&Ps, surprisingly. 

The only record of the store that I could find anywhere was on the archived A&P website, from the year 2000, which listed it as a location in New York. It must have closed shortly after that, as later store locators I have no longer listed it as part of the chain.

 Upon first glance at these angled delivery bays, my first instinct is that is has to be a late model Futurestore, like this one in Seaside Heights. It's just so obvious to me. I'm telling myself "okay, okay, bet's on this..."

 ...and then I pan around to the front of the store, and see more of the same. It's gotta be that model. It's gotta be, right?

Nope. That's a glass-front, early Futurestore, like this one in Westtown. Another mystery A&P solved! 

But I have to admit, now that I know this store exists, I really, really, really want to see some more photos of it when it was open, albeit none probably exist.