Location: 503 South MacDade Blvd, Holmes, PA
The Holmes Acme opened sometime in the late 60's or very early 70's. In the 90's the store was expanded and given the facade you see here which was used for some remodels during that decade. It was standard issue for the stores Acme took over from Jamesway.
Even with the expansion here, the store is still relatively small. Regardless, this Acme appears to be very successful. Both current and historic satellite views show good crowds in the parking lot. It was quiet busy the day I was here.
The expansion of the building took place on this side where it is joined with the rest of the shopping center. Acme expanded into a much larger store that existed on the right side. We'll have a better look at that in the aerial views.
A pretty rare site here with Sav-on appearing on the welcome wall. I believe this is the first time we're seeing this!
Produce on the right side of the store.
As you'll see, this place was chock full of displays.
90's decor remains on the walls. I was here back in February 2014 which is why you're seeing the "Card Free Savings" signs on the tour.
The two columns there on the left side of the aisle are probably located where the original Acme ended.
Pretty tight quarters here. Hard getting good shots of the walls and the departments.
Surprised to see this store was not upgraded to the Premium Fresh and Healthy aisle markers.
A little blurry in the frozen food aisles...
A look around back...
This structure is original to the store but doesn't look to be used much anymore. It's essentially a covered delivery dock coming out of the side of the store. We'll have a good look at the front of it in the aerial views.
The delivery bays used now were added to the store in the 90's expansion.
The original parking lot signs remain!
A look at the Big Kmart that Acme shares the shopping center with. I'm assuming it's still open. You never can tell with the rate that their shutting these places down.
A nice crowd for a small Acme!
This view has a good look at the front of the covered delivery dock. You can also see here the division between the original building on the left and the expansion to the right. Not sure what former store the Acme expanded into.
Interesting stretch of MacCade Boulevard. Less than 3 miles you have an Acme, Pathmark, Acme and Pathmark. The super deluxe Folsom Acme is in the lower left-hand corner practically sharing a shopping center with the Pathmark. The CVS at 1937 MacDade Blvd is a former 50's Acme. It has been photographed and will be coming to the blog soon. Same goes for the Folsom store.
1999The expansion and remodel complete as of 1999.
1992The original store still operating in 1992.