Just returned from a brief road trip in the environs of Washington, Baltimore, and Wilmington DE, and here are a few photos for your amusement. This wasn’t really a “research” trip, so I didn’t come back with too much.
I think this was my favorite find. It was at Kenilworth Avenue and Riverdale Road on the border between Edmonston and Riverdale Park MD. I’m guessing it began life as an Acme, but I’m not sure. A sign on the other side suggests that it’s about to be converted back into a supermarket.
This one was pretty groovy as well. It’s a former Penn Fruit on Governor Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie MD.
This one is undeniably an Acme, located on Concord Pike in Wilmington DE. Interestingly enough, I’d never visited an Acme, a Pathmark, a Shoprite, nor a Genuardi’s, and that’s a good part of why I extended my trip slightly northward to Wilmington.
This was an odd find. I’d been to this Arlington VA Giant in 2004, but apparently I hadn’t caught it from quite the right angle before, and therefore hadn’t realized that it seems to be a converted A&P location. Alas, the 1950s pylon Safeway next door (still open in 2004) is now gone, replaced by an uninspiring construction site.
Speaking of Safeway and Arlington, isn’t this a tasteful renovation? No, really…