Location: 345 Scarlet Road, Kennett Square PA
Abandoned since closing back in February 2008. It's last upgrade occurred in the early 2000's with this new facade, which included a small addition to the front, and the Industrial Circus remodel to the interior. A Giant Food store just across the street was expanded and remodeled around the same time and ultimately proved to be too much competition for the Acme. A replacement store was built nearby which we will visit down below.
This section to the left of the store appears to be an addition which may have happened around the time of the 80's remodel. I have no idea when this store was first built. Evidence at the back of the store reveals it may have been built as far back as the late 60's.
The lighter colored bricks are covering over the original windows.
Interior shots were impossible with the sun glare on the inside doors. Some lights were still on in the store. If I had arrived here later in the day, we would have some interior views. Good interior shots are all about the timing. I'm hoping to swing by here again on an upcoming road trip.
This is as much interior detail I was able to capture.
This lone satellite photo shows the addition to the left side of the store. Birds eye view on Bing Maps is not available for this area.
And there we have the second floor door with the steal beam above as seen on many old Acmes. The section to the right appears to be a newer part of the store.
A section of the original building with the widows on the second floor. Loading dock to the right is a newer section. You can see an outline of an old loading door under the windows which has since been sealed over.
Google Maps street view still shows the Acme open for business.
The Kennett Square Acme looked to be doing some decent business back in 2002. No other historical aerial views are avaiable.
The Giant right across the street. Not sure how long these two stores were in competition with one another.
Image above shows the close proximity of both stores.
The Avondale Acme is located 5 miles west of the Kennett Square store at 851 Gap Newport Pike. Avondale opened in October of 2007 with Kennett Square closing 5 months later. The company played off the closing of Kennett Square by saying that the Avondale store was a replacement to the older store. That doesn't appear to be the original plan since Kennett Sqaure was not closed the day before the new store opened which is generally the case when a replacement store makes it's debut.
The interior here has the original deluxe version of the Premium Fresh and Healthy decor. The pictures below have been previously seen in the Decor Directory.
Although the Acme is located in Avondale, the signs in the foyer welcome shoppers to the London Grove Acme.
This is the only aerial image currently available on Bing. The Acme still under construction with the Lowes next door not started yet.