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500 Scott St, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Original Grocery Tenant: A&P
Address: 500 Scott St, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Opened: by 1962
Closed: 1970s
Later Tenants: assorted non-grocery tenants
Photographed: December 22, 2018
Today's snapshot is a not-particularly-good picture of a former A&P to the east of downtown Wilkes-Barre. The 12,000 square foot store was built between 1959 and 1962, making it one of the earlier centennials. It was definitely closed by 1985 but most likely by the previous decade. Here's a better look at the store. Interestingly, a little grocer called La Isla Fresh Market has opened in a tiny sliver of the old A&P (or actually maybe in what used to be a bank next to the A&P?). But tomorrow we have a much more in-depth look at a larger former supermarket very close to this store right here on Grocery Archaeology!