Bi-Lo Foods in Renovo, PA, what was it before?

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Bi-Lo Foods in Renovo, PA, what was it before?

Post by drpep » 24 Mar 2009 21:35

This is the Bi-Lo supermarket in Renovo, PA. Part of Penn Traffic. Can anyone tell if this was another store at one time? Maybe an A&P?
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Post by Lenny » 24 Mar 2009 22:08

I believe it was an old A&P. I drove past there several years ago, I think when the 1940's left, they forgot to take that town with them. Did you check out the Weis store on the other end of town? The inside of that store hasn't been touched since it opened around 1958-59.
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Post by Groceteria » 25 Mar 2009 08:24

Definitely an A&P.

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Post by Andrew T. » 25 Mar 2009 10:55

Excellent preserved store. They even reused the oblong circa-1976 A&P sign frame.
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Post by drpep » 25 Mar 2009 20:46

I did not make it into the Bi-Lo.

Here is a photo of the Renovo Weis aisle sign

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Post by Ephrata1966 » 12 Apr 2009 12:27

Andrew T. wrote:Excellent preserved store. They even reused the oblong circa-1976 A&P sign frame.
That logo is actually from 1973, when WEO stores were either closed or converted back to A&P.

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Post by Andrew T. » 12 Apr 2009 13:30

Ephrata1966 wrote:
Andrew T. wrote:Excellent preserved store. They even reused the oblong circa-1976 A&P sign frame.
That logo is actually from 1973, when WEO stores were either closed or converted back to A&P.
Are you sure? Around here, at least, A&P was using the old round logo in its newspaper print ads at least as late as January 1976.
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