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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

TOUR: ShopRite - Daleville, PA

ShopRite of Daleville Owner: Bill Bracey Opened: ca. 2005 Previous Tenants:  Bill's ShurSave Cooperative:  Wakefern Food Corp. Location: 921 Drinker Tpk, Daleville, PA Photographed:  August 12, 2020 The small town of Daleville, PA has a massive ShopRite of roughly 75,000 square feet. The store moved at some point from across the mall , and around 2005, the store was switched from ShurSave to ShopRite when the owner left AWI and joined Wakefern. Here's a 2007 picture shortly after the conversion , where we can clearly see the remnants of the ShurSave name. It looks like the signage we see here has since been removed and replaced with new lettering . Here's a look at the grand aisle on the right side of the store. We have prepared foods, deli, and seafood on the right side, and produce on the left side of the grand aisle. Baked goods and meat are on the back wall, with dairy and pharmacy/HABA on the far left side. Frozen foods take up a large area, mostly in older-style cof