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601 S Poplar St, Hazleton, PA

Original Grocery Tenant: Heritage ShurSave
Address: 601 S Poplar St, Hazleton, PA
Opened: 2007
Closed: 2018
Later Tenants: none
Photographed: December 22, 2018
Our first store in Hazleton is in the southern part of the city, and is unfortunately a grocery store that closed some time ago. You can still make out the word Heritage that remains on the roof, and Heritage Fresh Foods (a ShurSave affiliate) previously occupied some of the building. Before that it was the Pocono Market Faire, and originally an industrial building. The Heritage supermarket opened in 2007 along with a dollar store as part of the supposed reinvention of the location, with a buffet and restaurant later opening and subsequently closing less than a year later in 2011. What amounts to an indoor amusement park was also planned, but as far as I can tell, never constructed in the 170,000 square foot building. Today, the building is mostly vacant. Now we're heading into the downtown area from the south, with a small store on The Independent Edition tomorrow!