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Ephrata1966
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Bradlees/Walmart

Post by Ephrata1966 » 23 Jul 2010 16:57

Kind of odd the Fairless Hills one was replaced by BOTH Giant and Wal-Mart. Most Bradlees became Wal-Mart. Only mine (Broomall) became Giant. I thought that had to do with Stop & Shop's owning Bradlees until 1992, and keeping the real estate. But apparently this property, including the former A&P next door, is still owned by Vornado Real Estate. Vornado is a company descended from Two Guys. And yes, they are the same company as the fan manufacturer.

In fact, today I passed the former Two Guys/PACE/Sam's Club in Hatboro. Hard to believe it's still empty. I heard that property was "leased" a few years ago. It had actually been owned by Wal-Mart/Sam's Club, but perhaps Vornado bought it back?

By the way, the older Wal-Mart in Warminster replaced a Channel hardware/lumber store. So did the Genuardi's (now Safeway) in Wilmington, DE. The Warminster one closed when Rickel bought Channel, because there was a Rickel nearby. My local Channel, almost in my backyard, was a Penn Fruit (Springfield).

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Re: Penn Fruit outside Pennsylvania

Post by werememberretail » 23 Jul 2010 18:34

Ephrata1966 wrote:Kind of odd the Fairless Hills one was replaced by BOTH Giant and Wal-Mart. Most Bradlees became Wal-Mart. Only mine (Broomall) became Giant. I thought that had to do with Stop & Shop's owning Bradlees until 1992, and keeping the real estate. But apparently this property, including the former A&P next door, is still owned by Vornado Real Estate. Vornado is a company descended from Two Guys. And yes, they are the same company as the fan manufacturer.

In fact, today I passed the former Two Guys/PACE/Sam's Club in Hatboro. Hard to believe it's still empty. I heard that property was "leased" a few years ago. It had actually been owned by Wal-Mart/Sam's Club, but perhaps Vornado bought it back?

By the way, the older Wal-Mart in Warminster replaced a Channel hardware/lumber store. So did the Genuardi's (now Safeway) in Wilmington, DE. The Warminster one closed when Rickel bought Channel, because there was a Rickel nearby. My local Channel, almost in my backyard, was a Penn Fruit (Springfield).
Most Bradlees did not become Walmarts only a few in fact there are plenty of abandoned Bradlees in the New Jersey area that still sit lonely.

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Re: Penn Fruit outside Pennsylvania

Post by Ephrata1966 » 23 Jul 2010 19:32

Yes but the majority of them did, if they became anything.

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Re: Bradlees/Walmart

Post by MikeRa » 13 Aug 2010 01:55

Ephrata1966 wrote:Kind of odd the Fairless Hills one was replaced by BOTH Giant and Wal-Mart.
There was no Bradlees in Fairless Hills. The Giant and now-shuttered Wal-Mart replaced the former Penn Fruit Company store and United Artists-Eric Fairless Hills 3 Theatre in Fairless Hills. The closest Bradlees to Fairless Hills was the Bradless (Former Two Guys/Jefferson Ward, and current The Dump) on Lincoln Highway in Langhorne-Levittown, PA

The Walmart at Franklin Mills Mall replaced the Bradlees there. In fact, every business that shares the Walmart building at Franklin Mills, including Bradlees-Walmart (minus the smaller stores to the right of the Walmart entrance) replaced the old Carrefour Hypermarket that was there

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Re: Bradlees/Walmart

Post by Ephrata1966 » 18 Aug 2010 15:17

I meant to say Penn Fruit.

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Re: Bradlees/Walmart

Post by MikeRa » 27 Aug 2010 11:56

Ephrata1966 wrote:I meant to say Penn Fruit.
from what I can tell, the parking lot area in front of the Giant and now vacant Wal-Mart building is where the Penn Fruit was.

I also think a portion of the Giant was built on the site of the Eric Fairless Hills 3 Theatre

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