The Other Store: ACME Markets, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

The latest edition to the P's and Q's blog is "The Other Store". We take a look at another store, whether alive or not, and take a tour! This one is a very successful ACME in Doylestown, PA. I took pictures back during the Premium Fresh & Healthy days, and current, with the adapted early-styled Quality Built decor. This store originally started as a Sears when it was built in the 1970's, and transitioned to Acme very soon after. Acme also had other stores in this area, including a pitched roof store in Warrington (Now a Sears, ironically), an early 2000's store in Warminster (now closed), an 80's-adapted-90's store in Horsham (still open), and a standard 90's model in Chalfont (now closed, also). The Doylestown store is practically the only Acme in the area. I'm positive this store has gotten almost every single decor package known to Acme at some point. 

Something to note about the outside of this store is that they have a similar treatment to the facade such as the closed Limerick, PA store, of course scaled down, and without the apple windows.
I will be showcasing the PF&H and QB on a deck style. Let's get started!

Quality Built
Sorry for the displays covering the foyer decor. I was there on a very busy day, and Acme had lots of merchandise out for their 4-Day Sale.
Premium Fresh & Healthy (ridiculously small Acme sign here...)
Quality Built

Premium Fresh & Healthy
Quality Built
Premium Fresh & Healthy (Falling letters...)
Quality Built (Lancaster signage is seen twice here at the store)
Premium Fresh & Healthy
     
Premium Fresh & Healthy
Old Wild Harvest section was replaced by an international section, which according to my phone, I don't have a photo of... but it's nothing much. The store lost a lot of character in the Quality Built remodel, even though the PF&H was as cold and corporate-ish as it can get.
Quality Built
Dairy, Lunchmeat line back of the store around the bend. A typical 90's ceiling is seen above.

Premium Fresh & Healthy

Quality Built
This store finishes out at 16 aisles. Pharmacy is seen at the end of the aisle, and forms its own set of 'mini-aisles' in the front.
Premium Fresh & Healthy
Back in 2014, when I took these photos, there were still a few Acme branded products floating around, including this pallet-sized display of ACME water.
Quality Built
This has to be my favorite spot of the store. The PF&H curve of the pharmacy fits perfectly with the cascade of Acme logos that follows it. I unfortunately don't have a photo of this part of the store during the PF&H days... I am slowly cursing at myself because I lost all of these photos that I can never get back.
A mashup of PF&H and Quality Built all in one shot... I wonder how this one aisle marker survived.
A huge Super Bowl LII display here on my visit back in January. As Acme is the official supermarket of The Eagles, I think that they have to do this... and it's simply awesome. Look at the carpeting! Actual Astro Turf right there... and I'm not joking when I say that.

   
A final look at the PF&H decor package, with a HUGE Albertsons leaf nearby.


       
A quick look at the front end. This store has around 12 registers, 3 being express. No self checkouts yet, but the store does include a hefty Frosted Mug in the 90's produce alcove.

      


ACME of Doylestown

480 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA

Sears > ACME

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