Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Snapshot: Former Supermarket - Bath, NY

Heading back up to the Finger Lakes of New York for a quick look at a store I'm pretty sure was previously an A&P. We saw the former ACME in Bath, NY a few weeks ago. Like that store, this supermarket has been repurposed as a non-grocery store.
The peaked facade and side-facing entrance makes me pretty sure that this building was an A&P! We have a few more stores in the Finger Lakes to check out over the next three days. This store is located at 121 Liberty St, Bath, NY.

Photographed August 2018

4 comments:

  1. Great find! This building was definitely an A&P. It looks similar to the models in Metuchen (demolished for a CVS) and the now-remodeled Summit store. However, the wood paneling throws me off... was it possibly a later addition?

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    1. Most likely. I don't know what tenant(s) were here between A&P and Sherwin Williams, but it's been a long time since A&P was up here in the Finger Lakes -- so we could be looking at an A&P that closed back as early as the 70s (or 60s?).

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  2. Did they actually close that early? Seems they might have kept stores in that area a bit longer with their major production plant in Horseheads being close by. They did do major closings in the mid 1970's and again in 1981, though (including at that time the manufacturing arm except for coffee).

    It's also harder to tell as their stores tended to be smaller than most, even when newly built, for quite some time.

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    1. No, I have no idea when it might have closed. I only meant that it could have been a long time since A&P left. A&P Preservation mentioned the wood siding, so I just meant that there was ample opportunity for another tenant to have installed it. I would expect that the store probably lasted until about the 1981 closing, as you mentioned.

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