Original Tenant: A&P
Address: 60 Center St - Hornell, NY
Opened: late 1950s/early 1960s
Closed: early 1980s
Later Tenants: Salvation Army Family Store
Photographed: August 2020
Having toured the large supermarket in North Hornell, we are now taking a look at a former store to the southeast of downtown. Now a Salvation Army thrift store, this building appears to be either a low-budget centennial style store, or perhaps a retrofit of an older store.
By the way, Salvation Army was closed because I was here on a Sunday.
As we see in so many 1950s/60s-era supermarkets, the relatively small (in this case 13,000 square feet) store was built with a gigantic parking lot on a huge property (in this case about 2.5 acres).
And the A&P shaped sign is still there on the parking lot! Route 36, or Maple City Drive, is visible on the overpass in the background. My assumption is the raised freeway, which cuts through the downtown, was constructed around the time that this A&P closed as it is nearly impossible to access from the highway. Hornell is a pretty large town, and we'll be heading about 4 miles outside of town to the much smaller town of Canisteo -- where we'll see our next stop over on The Independent Edition tomorrow!