Princeton Junction Strip Mall
Standing at 41 Princeton Hightstown Road is a pharmacy chain. However, before this building existed was a small strip mall, which for several generations was a familiar sight in old Princeton Junction.
This establishment opened in 1963. At the time, it was the only multi-business "shopping center" in the Princeton Junction area. Its first stores were the Thorne Pharmacy (previously in the Ellsworth Center just down the road), Windsor Toy and Hobby Shop, Gourmet Delicatessen and Bakery, and Lucar Hardware Company.
Over the years, other establishments occupied the building - such as a Chicken Holiday, Princeton Junction Video, and insurance company, a Domino's Pizza, Little Schezuan,, and, for some years starting in 1970, even the Princeton Junction Post Office., All of these institutions were familiar to, and popular with, local residents.
The strip mall was torn down between 2010 and 2012 and replaced with a pharmacy.,
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