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TOUR: Easton Food Market - Easton, PA

Welcome back to the Easton Food Market! Initially, I posted this store on Flickr after my visit in September of 2016, but I've now prepared it as a full tour. Going forward, I'm trying to get some of the pre-blog material on Flickr written up for the blog. So far, it's slow going.
This supermarket is located way in the back of a residential neighborhood of Easton, and backs up to INT-78. According to Josh Austin, it opened as a Food Lane supermarket in 1962 but was later expanded into a Laneco department store. After this closed in 1997, TJ Bart's (a local chain) moved in, closing by about 2005. C-Town, owned by Juan Diaz, moved in soon thereafter, remaining in business until about 2012. Easton Food Market, a Pioneer supermarket, moved in (possibly even keeping the store open during the transition). The store itself is quite large, and commenters on Josh's Flickr page say that C-Town blocked off part of the sales floor, so it's possible EFM has reopened all of …

Snapshot: Former A&P, ACME, and ShopRite - Livingston, NJ

Special, today only: three Snapshots for the price of one! We're looking at three former supermarkets so close you could throw a Frisbee from one and hit either of the other two.
The first building you see here was an ACME. The second (just past the two-story building) was an A&P. And the building with the tall clock tower is on the site of a ShopRite!
The former ACME (45 S Livingston Ave) is now the Firehouse Commons, a small strip mall which includes a Walgreens and faces away from Livingston Ave, the main road visible here.
There is a large parking lot in the rear.
This ACME probably closed by the 1980s. Now on to the A&P (25 S Livingston Ave)...
We've seen these pictures before. This was more recently a Bottle King, which moved to the Livingston Circle.
I'm not sure if this is the original building. It remains vacant. The blue metal frames along the top, however, have been painted.
It would be the perfect space for a small gourmet or produce market.
And finall…

Snapshot: Community Market - Piermont, NY

Welcome to the downtown of the small Rockland County town Piermont, NY. It's basically a single-street downtown that has multiple restaurants and upscale shops. It's also home to this former supermarket, which closed ca. 2014.
It remains closed today, despite posters in the windows advertising Market Social, a gourmet takeout restaurant/greengrocer run by a restaurant family. The owner of Community Market also owned a restaurant that didn't make it in town either. Market Social's opening has been pushed back several times, and it remains to be seen whether it will actually happen.
The store is located at 487 Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY.

TOUR: Boiceville Market IGA - Boiceville, NY

Almost since I've started blogging and posting on Flickr, my icon has been a picture of the IGA logo on the sign for the Boiceville Market in Boiceville, NY. In fact, as I was writing this post, I was staring at it in the top-right corner of my screen. (I've since switched it out...and I've changed the graphics for The Market Report!)
But the two pictures I have of the Boiceville Market are not my own. My father took them for me when he was up in that area years ago.
The store's recently-renovated exterior doesn't quite match its slightly rundown interior. The exterior is quite attractive, though, and it matches the small town setting very well. Now on to my own pictures, taken last summer...
You enter to meat and deli on the right side, with dairy and frozen along the back wall. Produce is in the far front corner. And strangely enough, the aisles run parallel to the storefront, not perpendicular as usual.
The corn and watermelons are not actually in the produce d…