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« on: July 29, 2005, 11:58:26 AM »

Discuss! http://www.genuardis.com/
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2005, 12:04:31 PM »

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Do you know the logo and if they're still around?

plus if they're out of business when were they founded and when did they close?


They are still around. They opened during the 20's. They changed the sign in 1998 to the current one. (I liked the old one better.) The Genuadi's family sold the chain to Safeway in 2000.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2005, 12:25:57 PM »

Bleh. Safeway changed the whole chain to $hit. They did this with another chain they bought in Illonois or somewhere in that area. Prices are horrible and the only time I go there is when they have something on sale (hardly ever) or for the $5 pizza on weekends. The stores are kept real nice, clean, and modern though.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2005, 01:14:48 PM »

Old Logo:


Notice (if you can see) the lack of the 's in the logo. This was added into the new 1998+ logo.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2005, 01:28:45 PM »

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Old Logo:


Notice (if you can see) the lack of the 's in the logo. This was added into the new 1998+ logo.


Man I miss that logo. So 50's.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2005, 06:17:38 PM »

ive nerver heard of them
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2005, 07:29:34 AM »

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ive nerver heard of them


They are popular in Pennsylvania.
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2005, 08:00:08 PM »

Heres a picture of the Genuardi's in Dreshertown Pa. that was remodeled in 2002 to 2003. This was before then. Way in the back you can see an old K Mart which is no longer in buisness today.



http://www.springfield-montco.org/businessdirectory.asp
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2005, 08:01:50 PM »

Pretty all new Genuardi's look like this now.


http://www.djwagner.com/
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2005, 08:03:40 PM »

Mmmm Mmmmmmm! Genuardi's Pizza!  :tumble:


http://www.betzios.com/
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2005, 08:04:50 PM »

Genuardi's Spring Water.


http://www.sunsetwholesale.com/
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2005, 08:06:19 PM »

Genuardi's Corprate Center in Plymouth Meeting Pa.. I was inside once.


http://www.suncontrolspecialists.com/
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2005, 07:44:18 PM »

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Pretty all new Genuardi's look like this now.



This looks like the Warrington, PA store
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2005, 08:01:54 PM »

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Pretty all new Genuardi's look like this now.



This looks like the Warrington, PA store


It could be. Theres alot that look like that.
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2007, 09:12:28 PM »

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Do you know the logo and if they're still around?

plus if they're out of business when were they founded and when did they close?


They are still around. They opened during the 20's. They changed the sign in 1998 to the current one. (I liked the old one better.) The Genuadi's family sold the chain to Safeway in 2000.

Actually, the logo changed to the current style back in 1995.  I have the Genuardi's newspaper ad that shows the new logo being placed on one of their stores.
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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2007, 09:14:13 PM »

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Old Logo:


Notice (if you can see) the lack of the 's in the logo. This was added into the new 1998+ logo.
The former Genuardi Super Market/Genuardi's Family Market in Lansdale, PA
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2008, 11:04:18 AM »

An old Genuardi's in West Chester, PA moved to a HUGE store in 2003, complete with Starbucks. The Genuardi's in Wynnewood, PA is in the lower level of a former Wanamaker's. The upper level is now a Bed Bath & Beyond. The Genuardi's in St. Davids, PA is in a former B. Altman's, another local department store. This building was divided into four stores, also including a Bed Bath & Beyond, as well as T.J. Maxx and Drug Emporium. The Drug Emporium is now a HomeGoods.
Genuardi's owned Zagara's, a small chain of high-end markets. When Safeway bought Genuardi's, they spun off Zagara's and made Genuardi's own stores higher end. Zagara's closed in 2003.
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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2009, 01:49:28 PM »

There is a store in Harleysville, PA called Henning's Market. The store looks sort of like a late 90's Genuardi's. Part of this building was a Jamesway for many years. Genuardi's opened several stores in early 1996, right after Jamesway shut down, so perhaps Genuardi's moved right in? Henning's is a Thriftway franchisee. This is the nicest Thriftway I've ever seen, with a large cafe, even an upstairs, so it was probably built as something else. At the other end of the shopping center is a medical building that looks like it was a grocery store. Kind of looks like the original Genuardi's in Norristown.
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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2009, 02:44:06 PM »

Good point. I saw joshaustin610's photo of it on Flickr, and it does remind me a lot of Genuardi's, however I've been told that the Jamesway was vacant from 1991 to 2003 and then Henning's remodeled the building themselves. Genaurdi's of the era were not as large and had a canopy with windows under it in the middle of the store. Also, I've never seen a Genaurdi's with two huge entrances like that, they would normally be on the sides of the canopy with windows under it (or whatever the proper term is).

Since Thriftway is a retailer's cooperative where different groups of people or companies own each store, the stores can really vary in size, layout, and building design. They could be small and old or huge and new.
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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2009, 03:19:52 PM »

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Good point. I saw joshaustin610's photo of it on Flickr, and it does remind me a lot of Genuardi's, however I've been told that the Jamesway was vacant from 1991 to 2003 and then Henning's remodeled the building themselves. Genaurdi's of the era were not as large and had a canopy with windows under it in the middle of the store. Also, I've never seen a Genaurdi's with two huge entrances like that, they would normally be on the sides of the canopy with windows under it (or whatever the proper term is).

Since Thriftway is a retailer's cooperative where different groups of people or companies own each store, the stores can really vary in size, layout, and building design. They could be small and old or huge and new.  


The lighting at this store, though, matches the lighting Genuardi's used during that era. Other fixtures too.

joshaustin610 might be wrong, since he just photographed the Genuardi's in Wynnewood, PA and said it opened in 1996. Wikipedia, in their Genuardi's article, mentioned that store opened in November 2000. It was a John Wanamaker.

Perhaps Henning's was a Zagara's (gourmet division of Genuardi's)?
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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2009, 05:22:02 PM »

Well, I wouldn't really trust Wikipedia, they rarely ever have accurate info. The lighting thing may just be a coincidence. Harleysville's a pretty small town too, Genaurdi's usually locates in higher population areas.

This is just my observations, though. Someone who lives near there could tell you better than I could.
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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2009, 03:31:46 PM »

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Well, I wouldn't really trust Wikipedia, they rarely ever have accurate info. The lighting thing may just be a coincidence. Harleysville's a pretty small town too, Genaurdi's usually locates in higher population areas.

This is just my observations, though. Someone who lives near there could tell you better than I could.  


Just a suggestion, it could have briefly been one. Gourmet grocery stores like it come and go. The store could have opened in 2000, but closed after Safeway bought Genuardi's. That happened to the one in Bensalem, PA that became a ShopRite around 2005. There is an abandoned Genuardi's in East Windsor, NJ with the same design.

Harleysville is not quite a small town. It is more suburban and has a fair share of sprawl. Nearby Lansdale has even more sprawl. I hear it is actually close to Trenton. There is a large campground in Harleysville popular with the Boy Scouts though. Based on joshaustin610's photos, it looks like Genuardi's kind of downsized in that area...
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« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2009, 04:01:40 PM »

Harleysville has a population of about 8,800 people....i'd call it a small town. Like I said, I don't live there so someone who does could tell you better than I could, but I just don't think it was ever a Genaurdi's. I'm sure if it was then joshaustin610 would say so since he lives near there.

I have seen a picture on Google Images that shows a Genaurdi's with two huge entrances on both sides of the ''canopy w/ windows under it'', so that supports your hypothesis, but they don't appear similar to the kind Henning's Thriftway has. In addition, Henning's Thriftway has two rows of windows on the front and no canopy.

Also, Henning's Thriftway was originally located in a smaller building in the same plaza, so it that points more in favor of it going directly from Jamesway to Henning's Thriftway. You could be right, it may have briefly been a Genaurdi's at one point, but the architectural similarities just seem coincidental to me.
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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2009, 05:37:46 PM »

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Harleysville has a population of about 8,800 people....i'd call it a small town. Like I said, I don't live there so someone who does could tell you better than I could, but I just don't think it was ever a Genaurdi's. I'm sure if it was then joshaustin610 would say so since he lives near there.

I have seen a picture on Google Images that shows a Genaurdi's with two huge entrances on both sides of the ''canopy w/ windows under it'', so that supports your hypothesis, but they don't appear similar to the kind Henning's Thriftway has. In addition, Henning's Thriftway has two rows of windows on the front and no canopy.

Also, Henning's Thriftway was originally located in a smaller building in the same plaza, so it that points more in favor of it going directly from Jamesway to Henning's Thriftway. You could be right, it may have briefly been a Genaurdi's at one point, but the architectural similarities just seem coincidental to me.  


OK, maybe it never was a Genuardi's. Henning's is fancier than most Genuardi's. They have an upstairs, more fresh food, play classical music in the store, etc. The store is bigger too. I do know that some Genuardi's used to be other stores. They seem to like 50's department store buildings! I doubt Thriftway would remodel a store that much...

It's sad, most older Genuardi's today are in seriously bad shape. Some of them have improved after the Safeway "Lifestyle" remodel.

For comparison, Henning's looks kind of like the Genuardi's on Fire Road in Pleasantville. The inside looks more like an older one though.

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« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2009, 06:19:03 PM »

I have seen that Genuardi's before, it is right across the street from the Super Fresh and Staples. They do have some nice stores, but all in all I'd rather go to Acme or Super Fresh.
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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2010, 01:13:08 AM »

Heres the genuardis in feasterville, pa.



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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2010, 04:35:14 PM »

Here's a pic of the Genuardi's in Newtown, PA:
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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2010, 06:27:23 PM »

Nice looking classy store :)
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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2010, 05:53:55 AM »

Here is a list of the Genuardi's stores in PA, including those that are closed, and the org. shopette:
  • Audubon (Genuardi’s #04): 2850 Audubon Village Drive (Egypt & Pawlings Road) (Opened 11/2/1965. Closed 1992 and moved to other end of shopping center in 1995)
  • Bensalem (Genuardi’s #17): 900 Neshaminy Mall (Opened 10/19/1983 in former Pathmark. Closed 1997)
  • Bensalem (Genuardi’s #39): 2220 Neshaminy Boulevard (SW Corner Bristol & Hulmeville Road. Closed 2005)
  • Chalfont (New Brittan) (Genuardi’s #22): 4275 County Line Road (Opened 6/1/1989)
  • Chesterbrook (Wayne) (Genuardi’s #16): 500 Chesterbrook Boulevard (Opened 5/20/1981. Closed 8/21/2010)
  • Conshohocken: 200 West Ridge Pike
  • Doylestown (Genuardi’s #21): 73 Old Dublin Pike (Opened 10/26/1988)
  • Eagleville (Genuardi’s #08): 3200 Ridge Pike (Opened 10/4/1973)
  • East Goshen (Genuardi’s #19): Paoli Pike and Boot Road (Goshen Village Shopping Center) (Opened 3/9/1988. Closed 2004)
  • East Marlborough
  • Edgmont (Opened 1995. Closed 7/17/2010)
  • Exton (Genuardi’s #19): 260 North Pottstown Pike (Opened 10/23/1985. Closed 1991)
  • Exton (Lionville): 260 Eagleville Blvd (Opened 2000)
  • Feasterville Mad Grocer (Mad Grocer #03): Street Road & Bustelton Pike (Opened 3/29/1982. Closed 1996 and replaced by Feasterville Genuardi’s)
  • Feasterville: 1055 Bustelton Pike
  • Flourtown (Safeway Store #3013/Genuardi’s #13): 1844 Bethlehem Pike (Opened 4/5/1978 in former Food Fair/Pantry Pride)
  • Glen Eagle (Chadds Ford) (Genuardi’s #23): 475 Glen Eagle (Route 202) [Glen Eagle Shopping Center])
  • Glen Mills (Opened 1990. Closed 8/21/2010)
  • Huntingdon Valley (Genuardi’s #15): 821 Huntingdon Pike (Opened 6/12/1979 in former Penn Fruit. Closed & moved to 737 Huntingdon Pike)
  • Huntingdon Valley: 737 Huntingdon Pike
  • Jamison (Warwick): 2395 York Road (Opened 1999)
  • Jekintown Zagara’s (Zagara’s #02): 913 Old York Road
  • Kennett Square: 850 East Baltimore Pike
  • King of Prussia (Genuardi’s Store #07): 150 East Beidler Road (Closed & moved to 310 South Henderson Road)
  • King of Prussia: 310 South Henderson Road
  • Langhorne: 168 North Flower Mill Road
  • Lansdale Mad Grocer (Mad Grocer #01): Valley Forge Road
  • Lansdale (Towamencin) (Genuardi’s #24): 1758 Allentown Road (Opened 10/1990.  Closing 10/2009)
  • Maple Glen (Genuardi’s #06): 1925 Norristown Road (Opened 6/24/1969)
  • Newtown (Safeway Store #3020/Genuardi’s #20): 2890 South Eagle Road (Opened 3/9/1988)
  • Newtown Square: 4899 West Chester Pike (Closing 2010)
  • Norristown (Jeffersonville): 1967 West Main Street (G. Genuardi & Sons Superette. Opened 2/1/1940. Closed 2/28/1954 when Genuardi Supermarket opened at 1930 West Main Street)
  • Norristown (East Norriton) (Genuardi’s #03): 2961 Swede Road and 115 West Germantown Pike (Closed 1999 and moved to 25 West Germantown Pike)
  • Norristown (Genuardi’s Store #11/Mad Grocer #04): Markley Street (Opened 12/10/1975 in former A&P. Closed 1996 as Mad Grocer)
  • Norristown (Jeffersonville) (Genuardi’s #01): 1930 West Main Street (Opened 2/28/1954)
  • Norristown (Sandy Hill) (Genuardi’s #02): 1000 Sandy Hill Road (Opened 4/2/1958. Closed 2004)
  • Norristown: 25 West Germantown Pike
  • North Wales (West Point) (Genuardi’s #12): 467 Sumneytown Pike (Opened 10/19/1976)
  • North Wales: 107 South Main Street
  • Phoenixville (Kimberton) (Genuardi’s #26): 542 Kimberton Road
  • Phoenixville Mad Grocer (Mad Grocer #02):
  • Pottstown (Genuardi’s #25): 1400 North Charlotte Street (1991-2004)
  • Quakertown (Genuardi’s #09/Mad Grocer #05): 240 South West End Boulevard (Opened 11/13/1974 as Genuardi’s. Closed 1996 as The Mad Grocer)
  • Roslyn: 2350 Susquehanna Road
  • Royersford (Genuardi’s #18): Lewis Road & Chestnut Street (Opened 3/16/1983 in former A&P. Closed 1995 and moved to Buckwalter Road)
  • Royersford: 70 Buckwalter Road (Opened 1995)
  • Spring City (Genuardi’s #14): 1 East Bridge Street (Main & Bridge Street) (Opened 3/14/1979 in former Acme. Closed 1996 1 year after Buckwalter Road opened)
  • Spring House: 1121 Bethlehem Pike
  • Springfield: 950 Baltimore Pike (Opened 1996)
  • St. Davids (Genuardi’s #27): 550 East Lancaster Avenue (Opened 1992)
  • Towamencin: 1758 Allentown Road
  • Warminster (Genuardi’s #10): 624 York Road (Opened 01/01/1975 in former Food Fair/Pantry Pride. Closed 1993)
  • Warrington: 389 Easton Road (Opened 2000/2001)
  • West Chester: 1395 Boot Road
  • West Chester: 1572 Paoli Pike (Opened 1987. Closed 2002 and moved to 1395 Boot Road)
  • Wynnewood: 50 East Wynnewood Road
  • Yeadon (Genuardi’s #04): Chester Avenue (Opened 6/10/1969. Closed 1972)
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« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2010, 06:30:44 AM »

WOW.
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