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A&P Once Attracted Shoppers from Other Towns

In "Then and Now," Sam Kurtz shares photo of the Westborough A&P Supermarket as it looks today.

Pictured above is one of Westborough's first commercial grocery stores, the A&P Supermarket. It was located at 3 Summer Street where and are located today.

Property records indicate that the supermarket was built in 1930 and was sold in 1978, but often earlier sales are not listed. If any readers have memories of the A&P, please share them in the "comments" section below!

Kris Allen's book, On The Beaten Path, explains how residents of other towns would often come to do their shopping here since Westborough had the first A&P in the area. 

In the background, you can also see the Stand theater which opened in 1928 and closed in 1961 (tickets were 30 cents!). Today, an apartment building stands where the Strand once stood.

Do any Patch readers have memories of shopping at the A&P or going to see a movie at the Strand?

 

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Tim Dodd June 27, 2011 at 10:03 PM
My grandparents met at that store (probably around the late 1930s, early 1940s) when my grandfather worked at the meat counter.
Don Montgomery July 25, 2011 at 09:14 PM
After the A&P closed, the front corner of the store was used as the Nixon campaign headquarters for the 1972 election. We would go in there and load up on "Nixon Now" pins and our teachers -- most of whom in 1972 were female, young baby boomers, and fairly liberal -- would shreek and hiss at us to throw them away.

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