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TOUR: Gerrity's ShurSave - South Main, Scranton, PA

Gerrity's ShurSave Owner: Joyce Fasula Opened:  1980 - 2022 Previous Tenants:  Giant Market (1951 - after 1967) > Short Stop Food Market (late 1970s - 1980) Later Tenants:  Gerrity's The Fresh Grocer (2022- ) Cooperative:  ShurSave Location:  702 S Main Ave, Scranton, PA Photographed:  August 12, 2020 Welcome to the original Gerrity's Supermarket! At 25,000 square feet, this is also the smallest, having been built in 1951 as a Giant Market. The store closed at some point after 1967, later becoming the Short Stop Food Market by the late 1970s and closing in 1980. Gerrity's, previously a butcher shop, moved in and opened their first supermarket here in 1980. (Incidentally, this was also the first store to be converted to The Fresh Grocer when Gerrity's joined Wakefern in 2022.) We enter to bakery and produce in the front right corner with meat and dairy in the first aisle (I commented on the meat being up front on our last Gerrity's , which was also a Giant Ma

Snapshot: Price Rite Marketplace - Scranton, PA

Price Rite Marketplace of Scranton Opened: between 2000 and 2008 Previous Tenants:  Food Fair (before 1957 - 1970) > Price Chopper (1984-after 2000) Location:  611 Luzerne St, Scranton, PA Photographed:  December 22, 2018 Today's pictures aren't great, I know, but they're what we have. This Price Rite is around 35,000 square feet and located west of downtown Scranton. It appears to have been built as a Food Fair in the 1950s before closing by 1970, then a Price Chopper from 1984 until somewhere between 2000 and 2008. (It's likely that this store was a replacement for this one.) It looks like Price Rite pretty extensively stripped the store before they opened by 2008, since I don't see any Price Chopper remnants in the pictures I can find online of the Price Rite's interior. There's another supermarket about a third of a mile west here, which we'll be touring tomorrow!

Special Report: SuperFresh - Middlesex, NJ

SuperFresh (future) Owner: Howard Lee Opened:  October 20, 2023 Previous Tenants:  ShopRite (1968-1984) > Pathmark (1984-2015) > Price Saver Fresh Marketplace (April 2019-September 2019) Cooperative:  Key Food Stores Location:  242 Lincoln Blvd, Middlesex, NJ Photographed:  October 23, 2023 It seems like it's supermarket opening season! Last week we saw the brand-new Astor Place Wegmans , which opened Wednesday. On Thursday, an ALDI opened in the Bronx and on Friday, the SuperFresh in Middlesex opened along with the ACME in East Norriton, PA. So far I've only been to the Wegmans and the SuperFresh, but both are very impressive stores and I'm excited to show you all these two new stores. We've seen the Middlesex location plenty of times, most recently just a few days ago before it opened and while, unfortunately, I was out of town for the weekend so I couldn't be there right away for the opening, we're seeing it just a few days later, so that's pretty