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25 Pathmarks Dunzo

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It's not just local mom-and-pop stores that shoppers mourn when they close—superstores can become just as much part of communities. 25 Pathmark stores in five states will close their doors by the end of the year—including the one in Woodland Park, New Jersey. "Seventy-one year old borough resident Lucille Pryor has shopped at Pathmark on Route 46 since it opened in 1983. The supermarket and pharmacy is a five minute drive from her home and her college age grandson has worked there since he was 16. Pryor did not take lightly news that parent company Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Inc. (A&P) will close the Woodland Park Pathmark on Oct. 13. 'I'm just so devastated,' Pryor said, as she stood with a shopping cart outside the store last Thursday. 'I love this store. It's so convenient. Their prices are the best around.'" [North Jersey]