Photos courtesy of John from WISL1480.com
Today we're returning to the former Coal Township Acme four years after our first visit. The BRL Grocery Outlet has since left the building and it now stands abandoned. John stopped by the store earlier this year to find it still a remarkably intact Acme inside and out A second batch of photos below will unfortunately reveal vandals have finally broken in and have begun to trash the place.
This store was a classic 33M model.
If you look closely, you can see Acme's original Produce letters still on the wall.
Views through the windows along the front of the store...
This wooden structure in front of the checkouts still baffles me. What on Earth was it's purpose? Definitely added after the Acme left. Have to wonder if someone had hit one of those columns with a full cart could the whole thing come crashing down? What is the point of it all??
The crazy thing about seeing this store and being a person of a particular age, I can remember walking into Acmes identical to this (layout and décor) back in the early 80's thinking... "Wow, this store is huge! And so modern!!" How times have changed.
Bakery Department tile here on the right.
Acme's clock still above the exit. We'll have a look at the front of it down below.
Could these seriously be the original ceiling tiles? They are in extraordinary condition throughout the store. The lights are ALL Acme. Standard issue in stores built in late 70's and early 80's.
FAST FORWARD TO SEPTEMBER...
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Better view through the front door thanks to vandals who have now gotten in the place. Still blows my mind that Acme's Produce Department has barely changed four decades later.
The place is sadly getting trashed.
The refrigerated cases you're seeing here are not left over from the Acme. They were added later a and place several feet from the Dairy wall.
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