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24 Main Ave, Hawley, PA

Original Grocery Tenant: ACME Markets
Address: 24 Main Ave, Hawley, PA
Opened: 1950s
Closed: 1994
Later Tenants: Insalaco's (1994-1995) > Dutch's Market (1995-2006) > IGA (2006-2014) > Dollar General (2015- )
Photographed: December 18, 2019 and May 28, 2023
Hawley, PA is a delightful quaint little town on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack, a very interesting manmade lake (where you can also take a beautiful boat tour). This 13,000 square foot store was built in the 1950s by ACME and then closed in 1994, but here's where it gets interesting. Insalaco's was apparently here for just a year, opening in 1994 and closing in 1995. Dutch's Market, which has another location in Greentown which we'll be touring in a few days, was here from 1995 to 2006, at which point the store closed and was sold to the owners of the other supermarket in town, the Lake Region IGA. It operated as an IGA until 2014 (after it was beginning to close in 2011, but extended briefly), and Dollar General opened in 2015. Thanks to the comment section here (plus a great photo of the store as an IGA) for that history!
It's obvious that the bones of a simple Super Saver awning are still here, not that different from the facade we saw in Ashland. It's always sad when a town loses a supermarket (especially an independent supermarket), but Hawley still has another one! We're going to tour it tomorrow on The Independent Edition!


  1. I love that this former Acme still has a bunch of yellow carts in front just like the Acme would have had in the 80s.


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