Boyer's to Close Quakertown Market, Replacement Likely

Jul 10, 2010 | Posted by: Haywood-Javote | Full story: www.phillyburbs.com

Boyer's Food Market, a cornerstone of downtown Quakertown, is closing its doors.

A staple of downtown Quakertown will check out this summer.

Boyer's Food Market, which has operated in the Quaker Village Shopping Center off Broad Street for the last 20 years, is closing after opting not to renew its lease.

The lease officially expires Sept. 30. But the location could be home to a new grocery store.

Gordon Saul of Quaker Village Associates LP, the company that owns the shopping center, already is talking with potential new tenants, all smaller, upscale grocery chains.

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HayCock resident

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Just another step in the wrong direction. Once again, the warm, friendly identity of a small town business is eliminated. We will miss shopping at this fine store.
Sean

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HayCock resident wrote:
Just another step in the wrong direction. Once again, the warm, friendly identity of a small town business is eliminated. We will miss shopping at this fine store.
Survival of the fittest !
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Jul 13, 2010
 
I agree that it is too bad we are losing Boyers. I think they do a good job. The problem is they can't compete with Redners and Giant as to price and selection. Some charitable person could endow them to keep prices lower but they just don't have the space to expand their selections. It's a shame for all of the people that walk there every day but as Sean said, "It's survival" Boyers can't keep it open if it can't make a profit. As for "high end" groceries coming in as suggested in the article, I doubt if Quakertown could support a high end store.
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HayCock resident wrote:
Just another step in the wrong direction. Once again, the warm, friendly identity of a small town business is eliminated. We will miss shopping at this fine store.
I understand what your saying about local business i agree, but Boyers is a chain. they are only closing the local branch.
Chad

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Boyer's is a fine place if you're looking for pickled pigs' feet, souse and apple butter. But for discerning customers who want organic produce and other delicacies it's never cut the mustard. It's a shame to lose a downtown supermarket but I think they could have done more to appeal to a younger demographic. I've always shopped Giant and Redner's because they have the things I'm looking for.
Yummy

Quakertown, PA

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Jul 13, 2010
 
The red beat eggs were a local favorite as well.
Sean

Quakertown, PA

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That whole shopping center is really dumpy.Lots of undesirables always loitering outside rite-aid & the laundry.
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Quakertown, PA

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alot of dirtys woohoo
Dog mom

Quakertown, PA

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Jul 14, 2010
 
I'm gonna miss the 5 for 20$ meat!

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Since: Sep 08

Quakertown Metro Area

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Jul 15, 2010
 
I heard this morning that Landis Supermarkets has inked a deal to take over the soon to be former Boyer's location.
Dog mom

Quakertown, PA

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Jul 15, 2010
 
Is Landis good? Do they have the great deals that voters had?
Perkasie Landis

Quakertown, PA

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Jul 15, 2010
 
Dog mom wrote:
Is Landis good? Do they have the great deals that voters had?
A lot of people in Perkasie seem to like their Landis although their Giant supermarket is pretty small due to it being a converted Clemens. I personally haven't shopped there so I can't speak for their deals. The family that owns Landis kept it closed on Sundays until just a couple months ago when competition with Giant forced them to open.

Hopefully it can do well enough to compete against the two Giants here. I'd hate to see that space sit vacant.
Libby

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Jul 15, 2010
 
Landis operates a large market in Perkasie. The Clemens market in Perk became a Giant, not Landis. Landis has three large supermarkets and one small market.

Like Boyers, some prices higher than the chains but great specials and superior service. Well known for their instore bakeries and fresh fruits.
Perkasie Landis

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Jul 15, 2010
 
@ Libby: I wrote that "Giant supermarket is pretty small due to it being a converted Clemens" The phrase "Converted Clemens" means that the existing Clemens was converted into something different from what it had been before. What I posted also did not suggest that the Landis and the Giant were one and the same building. This much I know since I shopped at the Clemens before it changed over to Giant.
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Perkasie Landis wrote:
@ Libby: I wrote that "Giant supermarket is pretty small due to it being a converted Clemens" The phrase "Converted Clemens" means that the existing Clemens was converted into something different from what it had been before. What I posted also did not suggest that the Landis and the Giant were one and the same building. This much I know since I shopped at the Clemens before it changed over to Giant.
Oh my sorry, I misread your first posting. I preferred the store that is currently Giant when it was a Clemens. Giant has lower quality goods, especially bakery and store brand.
Perkasie Landis

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Libby wrote:
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Oh my sorry, I misread your first posting. I preferred the store that is currently Giant when it was a Clemens. Giant has lower quality goods, especially bakery and store brand.
You're definitely right that the Perkasie Clemens was nicer. I wish that Boyer's would be converted into something similar to what the Clemens had been - its about the right size building for it.
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Jul 16, 2010
 
Well if there is some truth to Landis taking over the old Boyers I wouldnt mind that at all. The one in Perkasie is really nice. The hot bar, the bakery is like the best in this area (next to Maryanns in Doylestown) The produce is very nice too and the prices arent to bad. I hope there is some truth to this.
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How is it that Landis Markets is considered upscale????? Only in Quakertown......
MeMe

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Jul 17, 2010
 
I'm going to miss Mrs. B breads! They were the best ever....
I luv Boyers

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Jul 17, 2010
 
MeMe wrote:
I'm going to miss Mrs. B breads! They were the best ever....


And their donuts were so good and affordable! Homemade in the store!! I'll miss those raspberry filled ones! And their apple Dumplings too! The list could go on and on and on..........

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