Photos courtesy of Will from B-More Retail on flickr
Location: 711 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD
The Chestertown Acme held its Grand Reopening on March 13, 2015. The store was expanded and renovated from floor to ceiling. I had been hoping to make a visit since the reopening but haven't made it down there yet. Will visited the store recently and is brining us our first look at the interior of the store. As you'll see it has the Quality Built decor package and the former pitched-roof ceiling has been replaced with a drop ceiling. This post features Will's photos along with some "before" photos from storewander's flickr collection. A more extensive post on the store's history will be coming in the future.
The pitched-roof store that started out in this location had been expanded previously to 25,000 square feet. The latest expansion had the store expanding into storefronts on both sides bringing the total square feet to 41,500.
CHESTERTOWN ACME BEFORE...
Storewander has a few photos dating back to 2009. The store had the Albertsons Marketplace decor and the pictured-rood still intact!
Aerial views are very limited for this area. Up close views are not available.
A Google map screen grab of the former Chestertown Acme located at 348 High Street. Opened November 16, 1950 and closed in March 1, 1967. I don't have confirmation on the exact opening date of the Washington Ave store but it most likely was March 2, 1967.