It's bizarre to walk around a supermarket that has practically no food in it.

For whatever reason, I've always been interested in old or abandoned buildings, especially things like old stores or shopping centers. The Pathmark supermarket off the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township is closing in just a few days, so I had to stop and see what it was like inside.  I can sum-up my visit in one word: bizarre.

When you think "supermarket," you think of shelves stocked to the top with fifteen different types of the same product, crowded check-out lines, the rattle of shopping carts, the occasional kid crying, and general hustle and bustle. When you're walking around a store that's about to close for good, you don't get any of that. You get aisle after aisle of empty shelves, a small handful of people, and an even smaller number of employees -- all while the overhead announcements are telling you to stop by the bakery department for hot, fresh bread -- and the bakery department is dark, barren, and contains absolutely no bread.


Chris Coleman

When they say, "nothing held back," they really mean nothing is held back.


Chris Coleman

No meats, no paper products, no snacks, yet the store is still open, selling the remaining small number of items that no one has yet purchased.