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TOUR: ACME Markets - Dresher, PA

ACME Markets Opened: 1958 Previous Tenants:  none Location:  1825 Limekiln Pk, Dresher, PA Photographed:  July 30, 2021 It's our second day in Dresher, and we're here to tour what may be the oldest continuously operating ACME out there (it's certainly in the top 3, I believe). The 24,000 square foot store was constructed in 1958 as part of this small strip mall, then remodeled outside in the 1970s. It's a similar (but 1990s-updated) facade to the famous former Manasquan store. As we see, there are any number of historic ACME characteristics around the property and outside. We'll see plenty more inside, too, but we can tell from the outside that the storefront got a major upgrade in the 1970s. Note the details, including around the windows and on the building itself, that match the Colonial Cottage model. I would link to Acme Style here, of course, but the blog seems to have moved to a supermarket upstate, if you know what I mean. We enter to see the 1970s layout v

TOUR: Sprouts Farmers Market - Dresher, PA

Sprouts Farmers Market Opened: 2020 Previous Tenants:  none Location:  2001 Welsh Rd, Dresher, PA Photographed:  December 28, 2021 A few months ago, we saw the Sprouts Farmers Market in Marlton, NJ. Sprouts has been expanding lately in the Philadelphia area, with a few stores in PA/NJ/DE in this region. The newest is in Philadelphia itself, but one of the newer ones is here in Dresher, which opened in September 2020. The store is one of the anchors of this mixed-use development (which, by the way, is across the street from a similar development anchored by a Fresh Market), and it's a nice example of a newer Sprouts. It's a similar layout to the Marlton store, but just a few differences are present. Deli/bakery are on the right side here, with meat/seafood behind it in the back right corner. Produce is on the back wall with dairy in the back left corner, with frozen on the left side wall. Grocery and HABA are on the left/center area of the store, with bulk foods in the front.

Snapshot: GIANT Food Stores - Horsham, PA

GIANT Food Stores Opened: 1997 Previous Tenants:  none Location: 314 Horsham Rd, Horsham, PA Photographed:  December 28, 2021 Here's a quick look at the GIANT Food in Horsham, a 1997-built store a little over a mile north of 276 on route 611. The store is around 42,000 square feet, so it's on the smaller side for a GIANT. The store's nearest competition is an ACME about 3/4 of a mile east. There's also several stores in Warrington and Warminster to the north slightly farther, but those will have to wait as we are headed west now, to Dresher where we'll make a few stops starting with one here on The Market Report tomorrow!

Snapshot: Patel Brothers - Bensalem, PA

Patel Brothers Owner: Swetal & Rakesh Patel Opened:  2021 Previous Tenants:  A&P (1970s-1982) > SuperFresh (1982-1999) > AC Moore Cooperative:  none Location:  1907 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA Photographed:  December 28, 2021 Today's post is a quick look at the Patel Brothers in Bensalem, which has been located in this strip mall for quite some time. In 2021, the store moved from a small corner location to this spot in a former AC Moore, which was itself built as an A&P and was converted to SuperFresh. The move looks to have expanded Patel Brothers from a 12,000 square foot corner space in the mall to a roughly 30,000 square foot anchor tenant position, so that was likely a big move up for them. We don't have too much coverage here in Bensalem, but we do have one more store across the street before we move on. Check it out on Monday at Grocery Archaeology !