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Old 02-07-2019, 11:56 AM
 
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Dare I throw another name into the mix....

I was away from the area when this chain started (and faded). Did Food Lion or Delhaize ever put any of their short-lived Bloom supermarkets in any of the Philly suburbs, even farther out?

There was one not toooo far from me in the DC exurbs in MD. I liked the store. They weren't around long.
Just wondered is any were ever near Philly, or how close they were.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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OK. I was already familiar with Giant of Landover, having worked in Baltimore County in Maryland when Acme moved out and Giant of Landover moved in.
Hmmm. Then Ahold Delhaize may still be competing against itself.

Giant Food Stores LLC of Carlisle does business in Maryland under the Martin's name. I believe there are Martin's stores in Metro Baltimore.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:03 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Hmmm. Then Ahold Delhaize may still be competing against itself.

Giant Food Stores LLC of Carlisle does business in Maryland under the Martin's name. I believe there are Martin's stores in Metro Baltimore.
They sold off the Martins stores in Richmond to Publix. They were given a number of stores to close. I think that most of the closed stores were Food Lions.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Dare I throw another name into the mix....

I was away from the area when this chain started (and faded). Did Food Lion or Delhaize ever put any of their short-lived Bloom supermarkets in any of the Philly suburbs, even farther out?

There was one not toooo far from me in the DC exurbs in MD. I liked the store. They weren't around long.
Just wondered is any were ever near Philly, or how close they were.
Bloom was another failed variant of Food Lion. They appealed to people who hated Food Lion, for the most part.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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https://www.philly.com/news/giant-fo...-20190206.html

Giant is majorly expanding into Philadelphia! Great new locations.

U City, Queen Village and NoLibs
The Northern Liberties one is a stupid location. It is literally a block south of Acme. Total redundancy.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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Giant versus Acme is no choice -- Giant wins hands down.
Granted, this won't be a full-fledged suburban foot-print style Giant, but still it's better than ACME.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:28 PM
 
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Giant versus Acme is no choice -- Giant wins hands down.
Granted, this won't be a full-fledged suburban foot-print style Giant, but still it's better than ACME.
Agree. Also, a lot of NL residents walk frequently since parking is so bad. Unless you have a garage, once you park in NL, you do everything in your power to keep your car where it is. Not only is the Giant several blocks closer (more southern) to where the majority of the neighborhood lives, it appears that the entrance will be right off the sidewalk and in the middle of numerous apartments. I think it will do well.
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Old Today, 09:33 PM
 
Location: The mountain of Airy
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Agree. Also, a lot of NL residents walk frequently since parking is so bad. Unless you have a garage, once you park in NL, you do everything in your power to keep your car where it is. Not only is the Giant several blocks closer (more southern) to where the majority of the neighborhood lives, it appears that the entrance will be right off the sidewalk and in the middle of numerous apartments. I think it will do well.
No question. Acme sucks. Expensive and checkout lanes suck. Old school grocery that hopefully dies off and is replaced by something better. I think Giant will do great in NL.
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