Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Step inside the old Moorestown Acme!

If there is one former Acme on this planet that I've been dying for a look inside, it's the old Morrestown store. The closing of this store back in 2006 was the moment I realized I had to do something to preserve the history of these old stores. Thanks to an article at phillyburbs.com regarding the sale of Acme, we can finally have a look inside. They include an interior picture of this store under the headline "Troubled grocery Acme sold; county has 8 supermarkets". This, obviously, isn't one of them but lucky for us we still get a look inside of this classic!

Click here for a look inside!

Ahhhh... the Checkerboard Arch Decor in all it's glory! Looking most exceptional here thanks to the high ceiling giving way to ample wall space. The store also has the package's flooring which was very unusual. Most stores that received this package kept their 80's Remodel checkerboard floor. Not sure if this store was skipped in the 80's. Some that were skipped did get upgraded to this decor. The cases here do look to be left over from the 80's Remodel. Another thing I am not sure of is the orientation of the store in this photo. I believe the customer is facing Schooley Street with front-end of the store behind him. Along that far wall, it looks as though the store had an impossibly small service Deli, if one at all. Tough to see there in the distance. In another unusual move, the store did get the custom designed aisle markers. Most stores kept the aisle markers that were put up long before the 80's Remodel. To view the original Moorestown posts, please click here. For an update on what's to finally become of this building, visit the Moorestown Patch.


  1. Coincidentally, I just found a news story about this former Albertsons in Texas that was built in 1967 and closed in 2002: http://www.khou.com/news/Mega-centers-open-to-ease-frustration-with--183427681.html

    Unfortunately you can only see the front of the building at about 30 seconds into the video. But I'm glad they kept the basic Albertsons architecture intact.

  2. The Link Doesnt Work, It Just Sends Me To Burlington County Times' Homepage.

    1. That's the way things go on the internet. I can't backtrack though 500+ posts to make sure old links are still in working order.

    2. Oh. Well It Happens. I Just Had To Change Like A Gazillion Links On My Website Because I Got A New Address.