Older grocery stores "recycled" by independents/large chains

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Older grocery stores "recycled" by independents/large chains

Post by Ephrata1966 » 22 Aug 2010 00:31

This seems like an odd phenomenon. A few older grocery stores in my area closed and became independents. Then when those independents failed, another established chain took over and renovated heavily. Here are a few examples:

1. Food Fair/Pantry Pride/ShopRite/Acme, Broomall, PA

2. Food Fair/Pantry Pride/Thriftway/Genuardi's, Cherry Hill, NJ

3. A&P/Thriftway (torn down)/Super G/Acme, Norristown, PA

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Re: Older grocery stores "recycled" by independents/large chains

Post by Groceteria » 22 Aug 2010 12:57

It's actually not really all that uncommon at all; in fact, it's extremely common for stores to be reused and recycled by other grocers, often by numerous different chains. The message board and this site in general are full of such examples. I think this topic may be way too broad. If someone wants to start threads on any additional specific cases, that would be fine, though.