🇺🇸 Princeton Junction is an unincorporated community and place (CDP) located within West Windsor Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States.
Business and industry At the turn of the century two of Princeton Junction's landmark retailers closed. One was Lick-It ice cream, a tiny kiosk-like yellow building that served ice cream to walk-in and drive-through customers, always including a trademark nonpareil in the ice cream. Also, the family-owned Lucar Hardware store shut down due to competition with superstores like Home Depot and Lowe's Hardware. Competition was not the only factor, however. The owners sought to retire, and the land had become more valuable. The site is now occupied by PNC Bank.
In 2008-2009, Princeton Junction saw the further closure of a number of businesses that had been longtime fixtures. Among the most significant is the closure of an Acme Supermarket, which had been an anchor tenant in the Windsor Plaza Shopping Center for 50 years. Other closures (of Chicken Holiday fast food shop, a paint store and an Asian restaurant) were prompted to make way for the construction of a new Rite Aid store.
Some residents blame the 'deterioration' of the central Princeton Junction area on a lack of political consensus.
Princeton Junction has a population of over 2,465 people. Princeton Junction also forms part of the wider West Windsor Township which has a population of over 27,165 people.