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2919 Lehigh St, Allentown, PA

Original Grocery Tenant: ShopRite (closed 1992)
Address: 2919 Lehigh St, Allentown, PA
Opened: unknown
Closed: 1992
Later Tenants: Food 4 Less (closed 2006) > Food Depot (2006-2007) > Bottom Dollar Food (2010-2014)
Photographed: January 8, 2021
Today's snapshot is a building that's had quite a few grocery tenants over the years. It was constructed around the 1960s as a ShopRite, likely owned by Saker/Foodarama but I'm not certain of that, then closed by 1992. It became a series of discount supermarket, first Food 4 Less, then the independent Food Depot (unrelated as far as I can tell to the NJ chain), and most recently Bottom Dollar until their closure. When I visited, the store was being prepared to be converted to an auto parts store. But the massive metal sign structure remains out by the street, not to mention still with its painted-over Bottom Dollar sign.
Check out Bottom Dollar in business here, and before they opened here. We're about three and a half miles south of downtown Allentown here, and tomorrow we're headed to another former supermarket north of here towards downtown!


  1. I don't think Saker ever stretched into PA, but I could be mistaken.

    1. I believe Saker (Foodarama) had at least one store in the Lehigh Valley in the past but I don't remember for sure.


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