Original Grocery Tenant: unknown
Address: 501 N 6th St, Allentown, PA
Later Tenants: Kim's Market (closed 2019)
Photographed: January 8, 2021
Here's a grocery store in a mostly residential neighborhood of northern Center City that didn't make it. As we'll see, it's not the store, it's the building that didn't work. This is another one I'm sure has been a grocery store for many decades but was most recently Kim's Market, which closed in 2019. If we look at the notice on the front door, it warns that the structure is unsafe and needs to be razed or repaired. Admittedly walking under the front overhang and looking in the windows freaked me out just a little bit, but no building fell on me, so I'm fine.
Classic corner grocer entrance door here. The store seemed to have the opportunity to vacate, leaving behind all the fixtures and a lot of signage, but taking all merchandise out...
...and we see that there had been small updates, such as the flooring. It also looks like there was a deli at the back (or maybe a butcher counter, but I expect a deli is more likely). We have one more grocery store in Center City before we move on, so head over to The Independent Edition
on Monday to check it out!
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