One Genuardi's to remain open!
Abercrombie Mike left a link after the recent "Store Count" post to an interesting, if a bit confusing, article about Genuarid's. Turns out, one location in Audubon will remain open while all others have been sold off or will close permanently. The article is at timesherald.com. It sounds as if the store must remain open due to terms in the original lease. A few comments by the manager even seem to indicate business isn't what it used to be at the store. He also talks about the virtues of Safeway products that will continue to be available at this location. As history now shows us, Safeway doomed Genuardi's from the first day it acquired the chain back in 2000. Stories of customer revolt back in those days are legendary. Safeway clearly never won customers back even with their recent "lifestyle" remodel packages. From what I've seen from my own experiences, both Giant and Weis haven't been able to turn these store into big draws either. It would be nice to see Acme step up its game as the playing field in the Philly market is changing. Doesn't look like that will happen with the sorry shape of SuperValu these days.