Original Grocery Tenant: ACME Markets
Address: 3055 Park Pl, Clearfield, PA
Closed: unknownLater Tenants: CVS > Buck's Pizza
Photographed: June 23, 2023
I think this is the first time we've seen a former ACME that's now a pizzeria! (Although we did see a former A&P become a pizzeria up in Elizabethtown, NY.) The unmistakable pitched-roof design tops this 11,500 square foot store opened in 1963 replacing an older store at 110 E Market St that appears to have opened around the 1930s. While I'm not clear on when ACME closed or who occupied the space thereafter, I do know that it became a CVS, which eventually moved to a new-build store closer to the street, and the space is now a large pizzeria, with a church apparently taking up the back half. Sadly, it doesn't look like there's any suggestion of the high ceiling inside. By the way, we're looking at this store from across the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, though we're about 75 miles west of Williamsport here. But directly across the river is a supermarket that's still in business today, which we'll be touring tomorrow on The Independent Edition!