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melanie

Norristown, PA

#1 Dec 15, 2010
I heard a rumor that the Eagleville, Audubon and Royersford stores are closing january 1st

Since: Feb 10

Royersford, PA

#2 Dec 15, 2010
it wouldn't surprise me, these are all smaller stores. Rumors have been flying for a long time that the Royersford one is closing.

Since: Nov 10

Phoenixville, PA

#3 Dec 15, 2010
great another abandoned store to make royersford look like crap
422 Hater

Royersford, PA

#4 Dec 15, 2010
I was in the Royersford store this past Sunday afternoon. I was one of 3 customers. After shopping at Wegmans, this store is horrific!
Jeff

Downingtown, PA

#5 Dec 16, 2010
They have been closing stores for a while. Once safeway bought Genaurdi's they started closing stores.
OaksGuy

Albrightsville, PA

#6 Dec 16, 2010
The one in Audubon was doomed for months ... Aldi's opened up, Walmart Supersized, Target started to sell food, and then the Bomb hit - Wegmans.

Shame though I liked this store.
Parsley

Phoenixville, PA

#7 Dec 17, 2010
Makes me wonder how Landis stays open, must be all the senior citizens overpaying for groceries so they don't have to travel to Giant/Wegmans.
The Wolfman

Raleigh, NC

#8 Dec 20, 2010
I've heard about Audubon closing for sometime now.
The Eagleville store disappoints me more, and it looks like it may be on the chopping block. I've heard their lease is up in a year, and then Bottom Doolar may be coming in.
If Genuardis can't make it against Wegmans, Acme, and WalMart I don't see how a Bottom Dollar or Aldis can hang. We'll see. This shopping center's really going to hit the bottom of the barrel.
Rofo for life

Greenwich, NJ

#9 Dec 20, 2010
Isn't the Genuardi's in Eagleville in a shopping center that is empty. The Audubon store has been rumored for years to be moving to Upper Providence in the Oaks area on the corner of Egypt and Black Rock. The Royersford store will not close because it is while not that location one of the early stores when they first started to expand. I am surprised more people in the SF and Methacton areas don't shop there. Think about this they pay even more to shop at Wegmans. Their stores have always been some of the cleanest around even before Safeway. People can't use the excuse well Genuardi's is run by a California company Because a lot of the Grocery stores in the Philly area are. Also remember the people who used to shop at Genuardi's all the time are dying off. Also I talked to someone who is a Manager at a Genuardi's and he stated that the rumors are false and started by some of the competitors in the area who are losing some customers back to Genuardi's. Finally a lot of the problem with these three store locations is how easy it is to get in and out of the parking lots. Like so many people in the area who are always in a hurry they want a place that is easy to get in and out of. These three stores parking lots are far from the easiest to get in and out of when you are in a hurry. If so many people are upset about the the rumors of a store closing only have themselves to blame. They go and spend a fortune at Wegman's but they don't wont go to Genuardi's. Don't blame Safeway for Genuardi's troubles blame the family because they are the ones who ran the business so poorly that they had to sell it.
melanie

Norristown, PA

#10 Dec 21, 2010
I ran into a former employee of genuardi's eagleville. he is the one that told me the stores were closing. he left there and is working for bottom dollar in norristown. I never go in that area so I have never heard of it. some of the employees have been there forever. he told me no severance pay either
OaksGuy

Albrightsville, PA

#11 Dec 21, 2010
Wait a min RoFo - Wegmans is not more expensive than the other stores - it only seems that way because of the quality of their food. In fact I've been trying to figure out how they do it - they have a much cleaner store, the food is fresher, the employees are super helpful . . . yet their prices are usually on par or lower than neighborhood stores. In fact if you stick to the Wegmans brand like our family does, they are almost always cheaper than the norm - and they are actually better than the brand names. How they do it is a mystery to me.
John from Oaks PA

Paoli, PA

#12 Dec 21, 2010
Rofo - I've never heard about Genuardi's moving to Egypt and Black Rock. Development on that corner has focused on a Chili's and Uno's Pizzeria.

Here's more information, including a site plan:
http://www.neighborhoodlink.com/Oaks_Neighbor...
Dan

Cockeysville, MD

#13 Dec 21, 2010
I've noticed the regular groceries at Wegman's is in fact on par or cheaper. It's all that marketted organic stuff that's more expensive, and I usually only see fake yuppies in those aisles.
Rofo for life

Brookhaven, PA

#14 Dec 24, 2010
Was at Genuardi's in Royersford this week and asked the people at PNC bank inside Genuardi's if the store was closing on Jan 1st and they said no. They told me I was like the 100th person that asked that on that day. Also I was by there this morning and stopped in and if they were closing they might want to tell the delivery drivers that were dropping off shipments. They had lines at 5 checks outs that were open and the shelves were fully stocked. I saw the store manager if they were closing next week and she said no that in fact they just signed a new lease and that sales at the store have picked up. John I have a friend that works for another store location for Genuardi's and he told me as long as at least 6 or 7 years ago that the Audubon was moving to that location. If you go on line and I get remember where I saw the site plan that Genuardi's was going to be the main store in a mini strip mall with Chili's and a Bank. From what I have seen about the Marketplace complex Uno was going to be going in there along with a Red Robin. But Chili's and Uno have been under Final Review with the Township forever along with the Wawa on the opposite corner right along 422 which is also going to move from up the road. But I do Respect what you are your group are trying to do in the Township. Keep up the good work and keep on the Township. I know what your going through with traffic because up at this end the School District is looking to destroy the final resting place by putting a road in through a cementary enabling Piazza to build even more SH*T we don't need. I remember when most of the township was fields, we had low taxes, and hardly any traffic and that wasn't to long a go. Instead of thinking about the traffic first before the township approves something they just build and say oh we will deal with the traffic later.
Rofo for life

Greenwich, NJ

#15 Jan 1, 2011
Was in Genuardi's today in Royersford and for a store that is suppose to be closed I was shocked how many people that were in there that didn't know. Even the store didn't know because the shelves were full of product and it looked like the back room was packed full or product. As I was leaving 2 Safeway trucks were pulling in to make deliveries.

Since: Feb 10

Royersford, PA

#16 Jan 1, 2011
This is good news, I think that would be the tipping point of that shopping center if it lost it, and right now, they are doing fairly well over there as almost everything is full minus the odd looking bank near UPS/Sprint
melanie

Norristown, PA

#17 Jan 2, 2011
well I guess I have to apologize. kind of like whisper down the alley. why would a former employee of genuardi's tell me this. I am getting ready to go to the eagleville store will let you know it it is open. I hate liars
melanie

Norristown, PA

#18 Jan 2, 2011
the eagleville genuardi's is open. my bad
The Jerk

Raleigh, NC

#19 Jan 3, 2011
OaksGuy wrote:
Wait a min RoFo - Wegmans is not more expensive than the other stores - it only seems that way because of the quality of their food. In fact I've been trying to figure out how they do it - they have a much cleaner store, the food is fresher, the employees are super helpful ... yet their prices are usually on par or lower than neighborhood stores. In fact if you stick to the Wegmans brand like our family does, they are almost always cheaper than the norm - and they are actually better than the brand names. How they do it is a mystery to me.
So now you're buying the store generic brand for around the same price as the name brands and wondering how Wegman's does it?
The Jerk

Raleigh, NC

#20 Jan 3, 2011
melanie wrote:
the eagleville genuardi's is open. my bad
Yeah, it's currently open but I've heard the rumor that they'll be replaced by Bottom Dollar when their lease is up. It's a shame as I really like having the store, and prefer to buy my odds and ends there over the more expensive/sloppier Trooper Acme.
I do all my big grocery store shopping at Shop-Rite as their prices destroy everyone elses except for maybe Wal-Mart whom I refuse to support.

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