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TOUR: Price Chopper - Matamoras, PA

Price Chopper Open: ca. 2000-2023 Previous Tenants:  none Later Tenants:  Market 32 (2023- ) Location:  1025 Pennsylvania Ave, Matamoras, PA Photographed:  February 3, 2021 Welcome to what I believe is our second Price Chopper tour! We saw one about thirty miles south along the Delaware a while ago , and while this store is not nearly as new and nice as that one, it's definitely still a pretty solid supermarket. In anticipation of the opening of the nearby ShopRite in Matamoras in late 2021, this store was converted to the higher-end Market 32 banner , with an attractive but relatively simple version of the Market 32 interior . Notice the bones of this grand aisle and the ceiling are still as they were. Bagels and donuts are to the right when you walk in, with the cafe in the front right corner. Prepared foods, deli, and bakery line the right-side wall, with meat and seafood on the back wall. Pharmacy is in an island in the first few aisles, and frozen/dairy are on the left side o

TOUR: Key Food Marketplace - Milford, PA

Key Food Marketplace Owner: Junior Dabashi Opened:  2013 Previous Tenants:  Grand Union (closed 2001) > Grand Union Family Markets (2001-2010) > Milford Farms (2010-2013) Cooperative:  Key Food Stores Location:  501 W Harford St, Milford, PA Photographed:  December 18, 2019 Today's store is one with quite a bit of history in the last few decades! The 22,000 square foot store was built as a Grand Union in approximately the 1970s, then closed in 2001 with the rest of the chain. This location was purchased by C&S Wholesale Grocers, who kept the store open under the Grand Union Family Markets banner. In 2010, the store was sold to a Key Food owner, who operated the store under the name Milford Farms but did not actually ever change the sign. Under GUFM and then Milford Farms, the store pretty seriously deteriorated. By 2013, the store had been sold within Key Food to the Dabashi family, who also own a similar former Grand Union store in Beacon, NY and another one (now Stop

TOUR: ShopRite - Mount Pocono, PA

ShopRite of Mount Pocono Owner: Bill Bracey Opened: ca. 2005 Previous Tenants:  Ames > Bill's ShurSave Cooperative:  Wakefern Food Corp. Location:  89 PA-940, Mount Pocono, PA Photographed:  January 15, 2021 Welcome to an extraordinarily foggy winter day at the Mount Pocono ShopRite! This 80,000 square foot store is one of three northeastern PA ShopRites owned by Bill's Supermarkets, the others being in Daleville and Moosic . The building was originally an Ames department store, and a Bill's ShurSave predated the ShopRite like the Daleville store. Bill's joined Wakefern after leaving ShurSave around 2005. We enter on the left side of the store to produce, with seafood, deli, and bakery at the back of the grand aisle. Meat lines the back wall with prepared foods and beer/wine in the front right corner. This store has a similar decor package to Daleville, but it's a bit on the older side. It looks like there's a combination of an older decor package and newer