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TOUR: Mahanoy City Food Store - Mahanoy City, PA

Mahanoy City Food Store Owner: James Agosti Opened:  1990 under current ownership Cooperative:  none Location:  28 S Main St, Mahanoy City, PA Photographed:  November 29, 2019 Welcome to Mahanoy City! With a population of 3500, it's not exactly most people's idea of a city, but it's certainly not the smallest town in the area. And right near the middle of the town is the Mahanoy City Food Store, a grocer of around 5300 square feet that definitely leans more towards full grocery store than convenience store but is rather small. The outside has changed a bit in the last 30 years , but not too much. I'm not positive for just how long this store has been in business, but it's certainly an institution in Mahanoy City. On the website linked above, definitely check out the former pitched-roof ACME in Mahanoy City, too. Heading in, we see that the store is a bit like an oversized convenience store but has a pretty solid grocery selection too. Mahanoy City no longer has a f

TOUR: Boyer's Food Markets - Shenandoah, PA

Boyer's Food Markets Owner: Dean Walker Opened:  unknown Previous Tenants:  A&P (1960s-1980s) > IGA > Great Valu Markets Location:  600 W Centre St, Shenandoah, PA Photographed:  November 29, 2019 Any supermarket fan will be able to glance at this store and say exactly what it was originally! This store was built in the 1960s as an 11,000 square foot A&P Centennial, but has since been expanded into its present 20,000 square feet or so. These days, we enter at the far left to go into produce, deli, and bakery in the expansion, with meat on the back wall and frozen/dairy to the far right. You can see a small window in the picture above where you pay for gas at the attached Sunoco station, which is at the back of the customer service counter inside. I don't believe there's anything left from any previous tenant here, and we can tell that this store is older. It was likely remodeled by Boyer's earlier on when they moved in, around 1985, and not significantly

Snapshot: Redner's Warehouse Markets - Shenandoah, PA

Redner's Warehouse Market Opened: 1990s Previous Tenants: none Location: 1 Gold Star Hwy, Shenandoah, PA Photographed: November 29, 2019 Today's store is a very quick look at a Redner's in Shenandoah, a roughly 47,000 square foot warehouse-type store. It's the larger of two supermarkets in Shenandoah, and also has a pharmacy in a separate but connected storefront next door, along with a gas station in front. The store is about a mile out of downtown Shenandoah, where there's another smaller supermarket. We'll be touring that store tomorrow right here on The Market Report!

TOUR: Boyer's Food Markets - Frackville, PA

Boyer's Food Markets Owner: Dean Walker Opened:  ca. 2001 Previous Tenants:  ACME Markets (1970s-1995) > Insalaco's (1995-1998) > TJ Bart's (1998-ca. 2001) Location:  550 W Oak St, Frackville, PA Photographed:  November 29, 2019 Another day, another Boyer's! This one is quite an interesting one, though. The 21,000 square foot store is built around an original 13,000 square foot pitched-roof ACME. And although you might think that would be easy to tell from the front, the triangle facade we see there is actually not the roofline -- only the left 3/4 or so of the store is actually the original ACME. It appears some of the right-side expansion may be used for backroom space, but when we enter, we can definitely feel the store's heritage. Produce and dairy are in the first aisle, with meat and deli on the back wall. The column we see in the middle of this aisle is actually where the real pitched-roof ends, and everything to the right is an expansion even though it