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TOUR: GIANT Food Stores - Doylestown, PA

GIANT Food Stores Opened: 2021 Previous Tenants:  Kmart Location:  4375 Swamp Rd, Doylestown, PA Photographed:  December 28, 2021 I've never been too big of a fan of the Ahold side of the Ahold Delhaize stores, although this new GIANT Food Store in Doylestown really might change that. This is one of the latest new GIANT stores, of which there have been quite a few. They've also been doing renovations of their existing stores, but as usual, the renovations are not nearly as impressive as the purpose-built stores like this one. Then again, this one was not built as a GIANT; instead, it opened with the strip mall in 1987 as a Kmart. GIANT moved from a former SuperFresh a few doors down. Let's take a tour of this beautiful store! The 70,000 square foot building contains a grand aisle on the left side, with a Starbucks in the front left corner, with produce and bakery on the left side and deli and prepared foods on the right side. Meat and seafood are on the back of the store,

TOUR: Weis Markets - Doylestown, PA

Weis Markets Opened:  2012 Previous Tenants:  Genuardi's (1988-2012) Location:  73 Old Dublin Pk, Doylestown, PA Photographed:  July 22, 2021 Northern Doylestown seems to be a place for some really nice supermarkets, as we'll see. It's likely because there are so many so close together. This Weis opened in 2012 in a former Genuardi's that they acquired, and initially left as it was. After a few years, as the GIANT Food Store nearby prepared to move into a new, larger location in a former Kmart, Weis began a renovation of this store. As we'll see, it's still got the bones of a Genuardi's, but it looks much more modern. We enter to the floral department in an island, with the spacious grand aisle to our right. Produce is in the front with beer/wine and the cafe in the front right corner, and deli/prepared foods on the right side of the grand aisle. The bakery lines the left side of the grand aisle, with meat and seafood on the back wall. The pharmacy is on the