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TOUR: Boyer's Food Markets - Frackville, PA

Boyer's Food Markets Owner: Dean Walker Opened:  ca. 2001 Previous Tenants:  ACME Markets (1970s-1995) > Insalaco's (1995-1998) > TJ Bart's (1998-ca. 2001) Location:  550 W Oak St, Frackville, PA Photographed:  November 29, 2019 Another day, another Boyer's! This one is quite an interesting one, though. The 21,000 square foot store is built around an original 13,000 square foot pitched-roof ACME. And although you might think that would be easy to tell from the front, the triangle facade we see there is actually not the roofline -- only the left 3/4 or so of the store is actually the original ACME. It appears some of the right-side expansion may be used for backroom space, but when we enter, we can definitely feel the store's heritage. Produce and dairy are in the first aisle, with meat and deli on the back wall. The column we see in the middle of this aisle is actually where the real pitched-roof ends, and everything to the right is an expansion even though it

TOUR: Boyer's Food Markets - Ashland, PA

Boyer's Food Markets Owner: Dean Walker Opened:  1998 Previous Tenants:  ACME Markets (1959-1995) > Insalaco's (1995-1998) Location:  150 E Centre St, Ashland, PA Photographed:  November 29, 2019 Here we are in Ashland, PA, a town of 2400 towards the western side of the Coal Region. We're nearing the end of our circuit around the lower Coal Region area, with just three more towns to stop by after this one. At 18,000 square feet, this is a small supermarket but definitely a complete one -- and complete with some key supermarket history. As some may be able to tell from the exterior (there are a lot of clues remaining), this store was built in 1959 as an ACME. In the 1970s, it was remodeled with a minor upgrade -- adding just part of the Super Saver awning (see the whole thing in Middlesex , for instance). The interior was also remodeled in the 1970s. The store closed in 1995 before becoming an Insalaco's for a few years, then a Boyer's in 1998. I believe at the t