In what is now the Lakeview Plaza located at 140 Maple Avenue, stood the first Shop Rite supermarket. The market suffered a major fire on March 7, 1961. Take a look at the attached photo and note the presence of the Mack ladder truck, the 2nd truck company in South Plainfield Fire history at work. Directly behind it is the Ward LaFrance engine. Remember that at this time the firehouse was literally directly across the street from this job. (Special thanks to Vinnie Scalera for identifying the apparatus).