What is going in Boyer's Store?

What is going in Boyer's Store?

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Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#1 Oct 17, 2010
Does anyone know if another grocery store will be coming into Boyer's old spot?

Since: Dec 09

Allentown, PA

#2 Oct 18, 2010
Rumor mill has it that a discount no thrills store will be coming in soon. In some states down south, Rite-Aid operates a Sav-A-Lot food store in a larger store than the current Rite-Aid but I do not think that is in the cards for this location. I would think that another grocery store would open there in the near future.
Fred

Quakertown, PA

#3 Oct 24, 2010
Just spoke to a former Boyer's employee, it's going to be a Bottom Dollar discount grocery, a subsidiary of the Food Lion chain. Like Aldi with more name brands. Already doing renovations on site & scheduled to open in early 2011.
Just The Truth

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#4 Oct 24, 2010
Fred wrote:
Just spoke to a former Boyer's employee, it's going to be a Bottom Dollar discount grocery, a subsidiary of the Food Lion chain. Like Aldi with more name brands. Already doing renovations on site & scheduled to open in early 2011.
Never heard of them. Where's the next closest store.
FACT

Fort Lee, NJ

#5 Oct 24, 2010
closest food lion is in reading. closest bottom dollar is somewhere in md.

Since: Nov 09

Tunerville, PA

#6 Oct 24, 2010
Just The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Never heard of them. Where's the next closest store.
Allentown
1856 Catasauqua Road
Valley Plaza
Allentown, PA 18109
**Opening 11-10-2010**

King Of Prussia
197 E Dekalb Pike
King Of Prussia, PA 19406

North Wales
782 Bethlehem Pike
North Wales, PA 19454
**Opening 11-03-2010**

"Bottom Dollar sells a limited-selection of both national brands and private label products at low prices. These stores have no bakeries or delis and more items are prepackaged. Customers buy the bags used to sack their own groceries at Bottom Dollar. Stores also use alternative display and stocking techniques such as cut cases on shelves, using pallets and dump bins to reduce costs. Food Lion opened the first Bottom Dollar model in High Point, N.C. on September 21, 2005. As of December 2009, Bottom Dollar had 28 stores in North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia. In late 2010, Bottom Dollar plans to open 21 stores in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas."[wiki)

and http://www.philly.com/philly/business/9899517...

No deli, which was nice at Boyers. They claim to create jobs, but they typically take over older market locations and reduce the # of employees since they are cut-service. Quaker Village is a typical location for them.

Some Boyers employees have found jobs at other local grocers. Some are still looking.

The Parent-Parent Company, Delhaize Group, is Belgian.

trash

Broomall, PA

#7 Oct 24, 2010
Just what we need another bottom barrell discount store. I thought they wanted to class up the downtown. We already have enough bargin options. Can't we have something nice?
Fred

Quakertown, PA

#8 Oct 24, 2010
trash wrote:
Just what we need another bottom barrell discount store. I thought they wanted to class up the downtown. We already have enough bargin options. Can't we have something nice?
Same person also told me that Gordon Saul doubled the rent to Boyers thinking he was going to attract something "upscale" like Trader Joes or Whole Foods to that site. In a recession, in Quakertown??? This place isn't "upscale" & never will be. At least we're getting a food store downtown again.

Since: Nov 09

Tunerville, PA

#9 Oct 24, 2010
Fred wrote:
<quoted text>
Same person also told me that Gordon Saul doubled the rent to Boyers thinking he was going to attract something "upscale" like Trader Joes or Whole Foods to that site. In a recession, in Quakertown??? This place isn't "upscale" & never will be. At least we're getting a food store downtown again.
Well, the Beer Store doubled in size and now carries a nice selection. They have Sunday hours, too, and later than most. Upscale CAN happen, but it takes more than raising rents.
Just The Truth

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#10 Oct 25, 2010
Reality-checker wrote:
<quoted text>
Allentown
1856 Catasauqua Road
Valley Plaza
Allentown, PA 18109
**Opening 11-10-2010**
King Of Prussia
197 E Dekalb Pike
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
North Wales
782 Bethlehem Pike
North Wales, PA 19454
**Opening 11-03-2010**
"Bottom Dollar sells a limited-selection of both national brands and private label products at low prices. These stores have no bakeries or delis and more items are prepackaged. Customers buy the bags used to sack their own groceries at Bottom Dollar. Stores also use alternative display and stocking techniques such as cut cases on shelves, using pallets and dump bins to reduce costs. Food Lion opened the first Bottom Dollar model in High Point, N.C. on September 21, 2005. As of December 2009, Bottom Dollar had 28 stores in North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia. In late 2010, Bottom Dollar plans to open 21 stores in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas."[wiki)
and http://www.philly.com/philly/business/9899517...
No deli, which was nice at Boyers. They claim to create jobs, but they typically take over older market locations and reduce the # of employees since they are cut-service. Quaker Village is a typical location for them.
Some Boyers employees have found jobs at other local grocers. Some are still looking.
The Parent-Parent Company, Delhaize Group, is Belgian.
Thanks for the info.
trash

Broomall, PA

#12 Oct 25, 2010
Fred wrote:
<quoted text>
Same person also told me that Gordon Saul doubled the rent to Boyers thinking he was going to attract something "upscale" like Trader Joes or Whole Foods to that site. In a recession, in Quakertown??? This place isn't "upscale" & never will be. At least we're getting a food store downtown again.
Who said upscale? I said something nice. Perhaps middle of the road.

Why not Quakertown? Do the town residents like the cheap dutchy stereo type. Why can we not have nice things?
SMILEY

Sunbury, PA

#13 Oct 25, 2010
That downtown will NEVER have nice upscale stores UNLESS the "Old connected Crowd" loses control.

boyers took to remodeling their stores upstate PA. Apparently with the used freezers and coolers from quakertown store.
Wow, talk about classy! With the remodel some prices have risen more than 50%!!!

they will be getting a phone call from me. They think they have control on the market because competition is limited in that region.

They best think again for I amm now doing the half hour ride to a weis store/giant screw them...
Just the Truth

Upper Black Eddy, PA

#14 Oct 25, 2010
Just The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for the info.
Wow!

A civil response here.

Thank YOU!
LMAO

Quakertown, PA

#15 Oct 25, 2010
SMILEY wrote:
That downtown will NEVER have nice upscale stores UNLESS the "Old connected Crowd" loses control.
boyers took to remodeling their stores upstate PA. Apparently with the used freezers and coolers from quakertown store.
Wow, talk about classy! With the remodel some prices have risen more than 50%!!!
they will be getting a phone call from me. They think they have control on the market because competition is limited in that region.
They best think again for I amm now doing the half hour ride to a weis store/giant screw them...
LMAO, the "Old Connected Crowd"? The only person to blame about you getting a Bottom Dollar is Gordan Saul who owns that property. He raised the rent, not hoping to attract upscale, but thinking Boyers had just remodeled and wouldn't leave. Another group who has a nice place in Jim Thorpe, was seriously interested, but apparently walked from negotiations because of cost. Boyers was just the first...with the rents he's asking it's possible there will be more leaving.
Chloe

Newtown Square, PA

#16 Oct 25, 2010
Bottom dollar will attract,The Bush,The Globe,Rebab + halfway house with lines for food vouchers and the WIC program. I'd rather drive to Wegmans or whole foods.
dmb03

United States

#17 Oct 25, 2010
I miss Acme!
ANTIQUE LOVER

Quakertown, PA

#18 Oct 25, 2010
Is Gordon Saul the man who owned the Saul's store on Broad street back in the 70's.He has to be quite old by now and probably richer than rich.You would think he would keep the rent reasonable instead of doubling it to get better business in that bldg. with the way the economy is.Get something in there that will attract a better crowd,customers.
rubaco

Allentown, PA

#19 Oct 25, 2010
dmb03 wrote:
I miss Acme!
And I miss Clemens!
I would kill for a Trader Joe's here! I'm sure that's too much to ask for.
Giant (the one in the Friendly's shopping center) has been outrageously crowded on my shopping day (Saturdays, before noon... I know, I know) over the last few weeks. I mean, even crazier than you'd expect. Maybe it's because of Boyer's closing.
FionaMcManus

Southfield, MI

#20 Oct 25, 2010
A massage parlor
rogerjr

Emmaus, PA

#21 Oct 25, 2010
its more crowded because the coopersburg store is torn apart for a remodel..... and will be for months.... it will probably be quite nice when its finished.... one of the 'suit's' told me they project being finished by july 4... i thought he was kidding... maybe not.....
rubaco wrote:
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And I miss Clemens!
I would kill for a Trader Joe's here! I'm sure that's too much to ask for.
Giant (the one in the Friendly's shopping center) has been outrageously crowded on my shopping day (Saturdays, before noon... I know, I know) over the last few weeks. I mean, even crazier than you'd expect. Maybe it's because of Boyer's closing.

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