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Anonymous
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« on: March 01, 2006, 07:59:07 PM »

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Anonymous
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2006, 08:58:47 PM »

Since nobody ever posted anything else on here, I'll list certain former Penn Fruits and the stores they have become:
Springfield, PA: Channel (closed before Rickel's took over) then divided into Staples and Golf Augusta Pro Shops. The latter has since closed, then became the Springfield Golf & Training Center. This store also closed and is still vacant.

Clifton Heights, PA: Burlington Coat Factory

Glenolden, PA: Pep Boys

Woodlyn, PA: Acme, now Bally Total Fitness

Philadelphia, PA: Acme, now Ross Dress for Less

Stratford, NJ: Phar-Mor (closed before the rest of the chain) possibly still vacant?
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008, 02:46:17 PM »

The one in stratford, nj became a Goodwill Store. I actually go there a lot and it is next to a former bradlees as well.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008, 02:53:22 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 03:28:51 PM »

Here are some locations of former Penn Fruit supermarkets that I know of:


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  • Frankford Avenue and Pratt Street, Philadelphia (now Holiday Thriftway)
  • Roosevelt Boulevard & Welsh Road, Philadelphia (now sub-divided into a Boston Market and other stores)
  • Cottman Avenue and Bustelton Avenue, Philadelphia (now sub-divided into a US Post Office and other stores)
  • South 69th Street & Chestnut Street, Upper Darby (demolished and replaced by a Staples)
  • Erie Avenue, between  O Street & Castor Avenue, Philadelphia (replaced by Lionel Kiddie City, now other stores.
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2008, 10:30:35 AM »

Route 1, Philadelphia. This Penn Fruit became an Acme that closed in early 2002. The tower here used to have the current Acme logo when the store was green and white. Ross opened in late 2003. Around the corner is a very old A&P, now Rite Aid.
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2008, 10:32:10 AM »

Norristown, PA. This is across from a former A&P.
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2008, 10:33:10 AM »

Whitehall, PA, closed in 1976. Both stores you see here closed in 2004.
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2008, 10:34:30 AM »

Upper Darby, PA. This was an IGA, then Supervalu, then Great Valu. I heard this was a former Penn Fruit, but it looks like a 50's Food Fair.
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2008, 10:37:15 AM »

Woodlyn, PA, opened in 1960. This was later an Acme. There is a former Hechinger in this plaza, now a Raymour & Flanigan Clearance Outlet.
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2008, 10:37:59 AM »

Springfield, PA, opened in 1957 and was later Channel Hardware that closed in 1990. Two golf shops have come and gone in the right half of this building as well.
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2008, 10:40:32 AM »

Glenolden, PA. This one used to have statues of the Pep boys until it was remodeled in 2004. At the same time, the former Two Guys/Jefferson Ward/Bradlees in this plaza became Wal-Mart.
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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2008, 10:42:20 AM »

Former Penn Fruit and Clemens, Conshohocken, PA. I took pictures in 2005 when it was Clemens. Across the street is a former Woolworth and A&P.
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« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2008, 10:43:46 AM »

Wynnewood, PA. This plaza also has a former Wanamaker's, now subdivided into Genuardi's and Bed Bath & Beyond.
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« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2008, 01:21:55 PM »

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Glenolden, PA. This one used to have statues of the Pep boys until it was remodeled in 2004. At the same time, the former Two Guys/Jefferson Ward/Bradlees in this plaza became Wal-Mart.


This picture is from the Flickr user joshaustin610. Remember to cite your sources whenever you post pictures from other websites.
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« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2008, 02:39:18 PM »

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Glenolden, PA. This one used to have statues of the Pep boys until it was remodeled in 2004. At the same time, the former Two Guys/Jefferson Ward/Bradlees in this plaza became Wal-Mart.


This picture is from the Flickr user joshaustin610. Remember to cite your sources whenever you post pictures from other websites.


I took pictures of many stores shown here before he did.
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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2008, 10:36:31 PM »

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Glenolden, PA. This one used to have statues of the Pep boys until it was remodeled in 2004. At the same time, the former Two Guys/Jefferson Ward/Bradlees in this plaza became Wal-Mart.


This picture is from the Flickr user joshaustin610. Remember to cite your sources whenever you post pictures from other websites.


I took pictures of many stores shown here before he did.


But even if you took your own pictures of them before, the ones you posted here were still from another website therefore they need to be cited.
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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2009, 09:19:25 AM »

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Upper Darby, PA. This was an IGA, then Supervalu, then Great Valu. I heard this was a former Penn Fruit, but it looks like a 50's Food Fair.

That Fresh Grocer store was never a Penn Fruit, possibily a Food Fair/Pantry Pride.  The Penn Fruit store in Upper Darby was located across the street for the former JC Penney Company/Lionel Kiddie City/Service Merchadise store at South 69th & Samsom Street.  This Penn Fruit locat was demolished and a modern day Staples and Rite Aid are on the site.
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2009, 06:13:29 PM »

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Upper Darby, PA. This was an IGA, then Supervalu, then Great Valu. I heard this was a former Penn Fruit, but it looks like a 50's Food Fair.

That Fresh Grocer store was never a Penn Fruit, possibily a Food Fair/Pantry Pride.  The Penn Fruit store in Upper Darby was located across the street for the former JC Penney Company/Lionel Kiddie City/Service Merchadise store at South 69th & Samsom Street.  This Penn Fruit locat was demolished and a modern day Staples and Rite Aid are on the site.


Either there were two Penn Fruits in Upper Darby, or the one on 69th relocated. The one in the picture was a later one, built in 1974.
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2009, 08:26:37 PM »

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Upper Darby, PA. This was an IGA, then Supervalu, then Great Valu. I heard this was a former Penn Fruit, but it looks like a 50's Food Fair.

That Fresh Grocer store was never a Penn Fruit, possibily a Food Fair/Pantry Pride.  The Penn Fruit store in Upper Darby was located across the street for the former JC Penney Company/Lionel Kiddie City/Service Merchadise store at South 69th & Samsom Street.  This Penn Fruit locat was demolished and a modern day Staples and Rite Aid are on the site.


Either there were two Penn Fruits in Upper Darby, or the one on 69th relocated. The one in the picture was a later one, built in 1974.

The Penn Fruit that was at 69th & Samsom Street, I believe,  closed in 1975 when the Penn Fruit Company went bankrupt.  The Barclay Square Shopping Center, I believe, opened in 1974 with Penn Fruit/Pantry Pride (not sure what the supermarkets name was there) and Eric Barclay Square Twin Theatre.
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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2009, 10:10:21 PM »

Why does this former Penn Fruit have a Food Fair-style tower? On a clear day you can even read "Penn Fruit Co." on the tower.
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