Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Former Acme – Bangor, Pennsylvania

Photo courtesy of pdonchez11

Location: 438 Blue Valley Drive, Bangor, PA

A couple of pictures of the former pitched-roof store in Bangor, Pa have been sent. This Acme opened here back in August 1962. Closing date unknown. I've been wanting to get to this store for years now but haven't made it this part of Pennsylvania. Hopefully someday. I'm dying to see the inside. There was a similar former pitched-roof store in Lancaster that was also occupied by an ACE Hardware. The interior there was completely renovated but all of Acme's architecture was left untouched. I believe ACE has since left that location and the building has since been significantly altered. Fortunately that is not the case with the Bangor location. This building is virtually identical to the Parkesburg store… 

Another shot of the Bangor store...

Photo courtesy of Frank





  1. This store closed in 1999, a few months after the Bethlehem store.

  2. Actually this ACE does not look nearly the same on the inside as the pictures for the parkesburg ACME. I am an employee at this ACE and there have been renovations done to the inside of the store. We also expanded into the building next to us. However the upstairs employee bathrooms/break room still has ACME signs up on the walls.

  3. Yes this store closed in the late 90's. I was in this store in 1995 and it was obsolete and dilapidated at that point. On a Saturday afternoon business was mediocre at best. I figured the store did not have long being all the surrounding Acmes in the Poconos were just about gone. WHy Acme exited and did not maintain these stores is a mystery to me. Not much competition back then, mostly independents, a few Shop Rites...