Old Kmart on Ridge Pike
Southpaw

Norristown, PA

#1 Sep 19, 2010
Yesterday, I saw construction being done on the old Kmart on Ridge Pike. Does anyone know what it is going to be? I have tried to do research on the web and found one Lower Providence Board Meeting were they were talking about a self storage. I HOPE THIS IS NOT THE CASES; THIS WOULD REALLY BRING DOWN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IF ANYONE KNOW PLEASE PUT A POSTING.
Southpaw.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#2 Sep 20, 2010
Southpaw wrote:
Yesterday, I saw construction being done on the old Kmart on Ridge Pike. Does anyone know what it is going to be? I have tried to do research on the web and found one Lower Providence Board Meeting were they were talking about a self storage. I HOPE THIS IS NOT THE CASES; THIS WOULD REALLY BRING DOWN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IF ANYONE KNOW PLEASE PUT A POSTING.
Southpaw.
I was wondering the same thing. and what are they building at the corner? is it going to be a wawa?
The Corner

Norristown, PA

#3 Sep 23, 2010
The corner will be a Turkey Hill Gas Station.
Hector

Piscataway, NJ

#4 Sep 23, 2010
They are building a Mexican grocery store. It was in the paper a few weeks ago. Can't wait!
Chante

Norristown, PA

#5 Sep 23, 2010
Hector wrote:
They are building a Mexican grocery store. It was in the paper a few weeks ago. Can't wait!
White people is guna be madd yo! They lost they store and now they got some Mexican stuff goin in there. If black people put they shit in there they be even madder.
Hector

Fairfield, CT

#6 Sep 24, 2010
Hector wrote:
They are building a Mexican grocery store. It was in the paper a few weeks ago. Can't wait!
You probably right.
Tara Jones

Blackwood, NJ

#7 Oct 3, 2010
News is it is going to be a UHUAL Center. They are closing the one in norristow and moving it...
John from the Green Zone

Norristown, PA

#8 Oct 3, 2010
So both of you guy say you have the aswer, give me a link to you sourses.

John

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#9 Oct 4, 2010
the workers in the dollar store also said a storage place

thanks for the info about the turkey hill
Illiteracy in Norristown

Denver, CO

#10 Oct 4, 2010
John from the Green Zone wrote:
So both of you guy say you have the aswer, give me a link to you sourses.
John
1. What is an aswer?
2. I would be more than happy to provide you with a link, but not sure what "sourses" are.
eagleville girl

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Oct 20, 2010
Southpaw wrote:
Yesterday, I saw construction being done on the old Kmart on Ridge Pike. Does anyone know what it is going to be? I have tried to do research on the web and found one Lower Providence Board Meeting were they were talking about a self storage. I HOPE THIS IS NOT THE CASES; THIS WOULD REALLY BRING DOWN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IF ANYONE KNOW PLEASE PUT A POSTING.
Southpaw.
I hear there is going to be a Planet Fitness and also a storage place..Not to sure about the Mexican thing..I also heard Genuardis lease is up in about a year and heard bottom dollar is looking to get in there...that shopping center is a dump. we need something good in there
JMS

Norristown, PA

#12 Oct 27, 2010
I thought it was going to be a Kohl's!
Froderick

Raleigh, NC

#13 Nov 1, 2010
I heard it is a home for the mentally disturbed.
Local

Raleigh, NC

#14 Nov 3, 2010
I really miss that K-Mart, even if the place was poorly managed.
In the early goings I heard Kohls, but I just couldn't see it happening.
I've heard a storage facility as well, and that's NOT the type of business that shopping center needs.
Most recently I've heard Planet Fitness, which I would be fine with. I've also heard that Genuardis will be moving out once their lease is up, and Bottom Dollar will take it's place. I'm not happy with losing a nice market Genuardis, and getting a dump like Bottom Dollar, and am crossing my fingers it doesn't happen. The sad thing is Genuardis looks to be in bad shape all over.
I've heard Tornetta owns the shopping center and doesn't seem to give a crap about it, which is a shame. I'd love to see a few more decent businesses come in.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#15 Nov 3, 2010
Local wrote:
I really miss that K-Mart, even if the place was poorly managed.
In the early goings I heard Kohls, but I just couldn't see it happening.
I've heard a storage facility as well, and that's NOT the type of business that shopping center needs.
Most recently I've heard Planet Fitness, which I would be fine with. I've also heard that Genuardis will be moving out once their lease is up, and Bottom Dollar will take it's place. I'm not happy with losing a nice market Genuardis, and getting a dump like Bottom Dollar, and am crossing my fingers it doesn't happen. The sad thing is Genuardis looks to be in bad shape all over.
I've heard Tornetta owns the shopping center and doesn't seem to give a crap about it, which is a shame. I'd love to see a few more decent businesses come in.
I will not be one bit surprised if genuardis closed. I have shopped there for 20 yrs but they need to lower their prices
Mike From Eagleville

Norristown, PA

#16 Nov 3, 2010
I was at the Township Building the otherday voting and asked a few questions and here is what I found out. The old Kmartt will become
Metro Storage, an indoor storage facility. Also there is a small lot next to the Supermarket and infront on the fire station; this will become a pad site (empty building for now).

The Kmart mall over the last 10 years has gone downhill. It all seem to start with the closing of the card shop. It seem to take forever to replace it and then when they did, it was with the dollar store. The mall has been falling apart since. What also is sad is the township does not care. The Township changed the zoning law that did not permit self store in the township to let them build this one. This happened in March this year.
Local

Raleigh, NC

#17 Nov 3, 2010
It's a shame that the old days when a decent store or restaurant might move into a strip mall are long gone. Now they only show up in those gigantic supercenters.
A Planet Fitness would've been a nice fit, and could've possibly brought in some customers to the other businesses.
A storage facility isn't going to bring in anything. I'd rather see a wrecking ball taken to the strip mall than a useless storage facility.
Flo

Wayne, PA

#18 Dec 31, 2010
They need to stop the urban sprawl. If they hadn't given permits for all the construction on 29 and 422 these shopping centers would be doing well. Now we will have to drive far just for grocery items.
Doobie Doobie Doo

Yonkers, NY

#19 Jan 3, 2011
It's going to be a medical marijuana clinic. Book it.

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