The old K-Mart is now a home goods store....but no such luck for the Pathmark in the Laurel Square shopping center on Rt. 70.

Despite rumors of a Shop Rite, Foodtown or Acme, the Brick mayor says there is absolutely no prospect at this time of getting a grocery store at that location.

Of course, if you ask everyone in the Brick area, we all know what the locals want: TRADER JOE'S!!! CRACKER BARREL!!! WEGMAN'S!!!

Why, oh why, can't Brick get one of these much sought-after chains???

So, with absolutely no contracts in place and no pending leases for the Pathmark property in Brick, let's just hope that 'At Home' (where K-Mart used to be) can keep that shopping center attractive enough to one day fill it back up with a nice grocery store or restaurant/shopping combo.