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1213 E Broad St, Tamaqua, PA

Original Grocery Tenant: A&P
Address: 1213 E Broad St, Tamaqua, PA
Opened: 1970s
Closed: 1993
Later Tenants: Ahart's Thriftway (1993-1999) > BRL Grocery Outlet (closed 2018)
Photographed: November 29, 2019
We're now just outside of Tamaqua, a town of around 7000 which these days has a Boyer's right downtown, where we're headed tomorrow. The town also used to have a second supermarket, built as an A&P that closed in 1993 and became an Ahart's Thriftway. Around 2000, the space became a BRL Grocery Outlet, a local chain of discount grocery stores also referred to as Buy Rite Liquidators. They also took a former ACME in Coal Township, seen here.
BRL closed in 2018 and mostly cleared out the space, except for some assorted shopping carts and some refrigerator cases seen at the back of the store.
It's lucky there were lights on inside! As you can see in the first picture, I was here after dark, so it was just good luck that we can actually see inside.
I have no idea what the layout or decor would've been like with any previous tenant, so I'm not sure how much BRL changed, if anything.
And one more look inside from what would have been the entrance to the store. Tamaqua does still have a thriving supermarket in town, so let's check it out tomorrow on The Market Report!