Original Grocery Tenant: ACME Markets
Address: 438 Blue Valley Dr, Bangor, PA
Opened: ca. 1960s/70s
Closed: 1996Later Tenants: Ace Hardware (2006- )
Photographed: December 22, 2018Pen Argyl, but very close. You've probably already figured out why we're checking out this store; the Capitol Ace Hardware is housed in a 15,000 square foot, former pitched-roof ACME.
JoshAustin610, ACME closed in 1996 and the space was vacant until Ace opened up about 10 years later. I assume the Mr. Z's across the street (later Weis, linked above) was the final nail in this store's coffin. But it seems to do quite well these days as a hardware store. Oh, and while I'd never write a blog about them, I do love independent small town hardware stores.
interior tiles are still there under this frame.
That was a fun stop, because of the obvious ACME history still so well preserved in this building, even almost 30 years after ACME closed. Not to mention that the people working in the hardware store seemed very nice! Up next we're headed into the little downtown area of Bangor (a small town of around 5000) for a grocery store that closed shortly after I visited. Check it out on The Independent Edition tomorrow!