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Old 02-08-2017, 06:42 AM
 
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I'm surprised nobody is talking about this. A longtime cashier told me about six weeks ago that the move is expected by Thanksgiving. (This is the ShopRite on 3rd Street in Stroudsburg, not the Brodheadsville ShopRite.)

Anyone know anything more? Reaction?

I can't say I'm upset by Bon-Ton leaving. While it has nice stock, it is horribly overpriced and its sales are pretty misleading (the store jacks up prices or puts so many restrictions on the sale that you can't actually buy the stuff you want).

But a grocery store in a mall is pretty rare. Sign of things to come? Malls are dying everywhere, but I don't see this as a win for mall traffic - I don't normally browse other stores before I go grocery-shopping, and afterward, I've got frozen food to get home.
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Old 02-08-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Saylorsburg, PA
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I don't normally browse other stores before I go grocery-shopping, and afterward, I've got frozen food to get home.
The idea is you'll grocery shop AFTER visiting the others on your way out. But I don't see it working for ShopRite or any other grocery store in that mall....like you said they're dying out and the Stroud Mall never had anything exciting worth seeing anyway except for Santa for the kids....
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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I heard the same rumors recently, but no official announcement.


I think it's too bad for the people in the Lower Main area who used to be able to walk to Shop Rite. They'll have to go over the bridge to Wal-Mart now.
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I heard the same rumors recently, but no official announcement.


I think it's too bad for the people in the Lower Main area who used to be able to walk to Shop Rite. They'll have to go over the bridge to Wal-Mart now.
It would probably be wise for the mall owners to get Shoprite. Considering that there is a lot of speculation about Sears close to bankruptcy. Many of the big retailers are having troubles today and groceries are one staple that always have demand.

But it does surprise me that Shoprite would be quick to rent instead of buying a location like the old bowling alley? Renting in a mall has problems with cart roundup and sharing parking with other stores. I think there could even be problems with not enough dock space for all the trucks necessary to stock these high volume grocery stores.
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:02 AM
 
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Well in eu grocery store in mall are nothing odd. Interesting news especially with lidl suppose to built store by momento. I wonder about traffic.Around bridge construction project they suppose rebuilt lights by mc donalds but still with extra stores idk how that gonna looks.
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Old 02-28-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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Is there actually any real truth to this rumor? I've also asked shoprite employees, some say it's absolutely happening others say they are moving to some old farm land, and then others just flat out say it's a wild rumor. The bon ton employees are saying that their corporate bosses said no it is not happening. So who really knows, it does seem like it's just a rumor that has gotten out of control. When I first heard this they were supposedly closing in February, but they are still open.
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:16 PM
 
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Do people actually shop at Bon Ton? I've been to a couple since moving to PA. I found them to be waaayyy overpriced.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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others say they are moving to some old farm land,

That would be the old Mosier farm on Route 209 in Minisink Hills. The project is called Smithfield Gateway and the first phase is supposed to include a supermarket and other stores. The would be 4 phases altogether.


So far I don't think they've broken ground, and it's a big project that includes new roads and traffic lights on 209 and on 447. Would be a couple of years at least before any tenants move in.
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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That would be the old Mosier farm on Route 209 in Minisink Hills. The project is called Smithfield Gateway and the first phase is supposed to include a supermarket and other stores. The would be 4 phases altogether.


So far I don't think they've broken ground, and it's a big project that includes new roads and traffic lights on 209 and on 447. Would be a couple of years at least before any tenants move in.
By the way many local residents would like to see a Wegmans come into our area. I like the idea of competition. For many years Weiss and it's predecessors could charge what the market would bear. We now have many choices and more would not hurt because of the distances between the stores.
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Old 03-07-2017, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Tannersville, PA
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By the way many local residents would like to see a Wegmans come into our area.
From your lips to God's ears fisheye. I would love to see a Wegman's here... ;-0
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