ACME Closing in Wayne and Preventing Other Supermarkets from Going into Closed Sites?
As we learned on the $64000 question post that the Wayne ACME will be closing on February 11, 2011. We don't need more condo developments, nail salons or big box stores or drive thru anything, but we do need basics in our communities like GROCERY STORES. Not all of us dial for dining and live in restaurants. Or have staff to send great distances to do shopping at Wegmans.
Wayne will be left without a grocery store - and it serves many who walk or are on restrictive budgets or who are senior citizens - who will now be screwed. Yes, screwed.
While Bill Spingler, who reportedly worked for ACME once, is out getting himself expensive pocket parks and commissions on odd parcels of land radnor purchases and oh yes, saying a Drive Thru Rite Aid is GOOD for Wayne - you know walkable Wayne?
So anyway, it has been almost 3 years I think since I heard Best Buy went calling on Radnor Township - they had been interested at one time I was told in the ACME location - which is when I first heard the Wayne ACME was closing.
And now it is closing and Radnor residents will suffer. And of course the Inquirer article features some ACME blather about how "everyone" is going to places like Wegmans. News flash , not "everyone" has a car or the wallet for Wegmans.
And in the comments under the Inquier article was talk of how ACME had forbidden another location from replacing them with another grocery store when they left and killed a mall and area. You know like they are saying here in Wayne? That ACME will not let another grocery store go in? They are leaving, yet people who want and need a grocery store can't have one? Says who? Screw ACME, towns need grocery stores.
And in Bryn Mawr the ACME is letting the ACME rot - there are leaks in the ceiling that drip into open food cases every time it rains and it smells again. And they keep saying they are rebuilding the store. But they were supposed to keep Wayne open until Bryn Mawr was rebuilt, so what is really going to happen in Bryn Mawr?
ACME didn't try in Wayne. They could have made the store "profitable" if they wanted, but they didn't and they had some of the laziest most un-customer minded employees ever.
So Mr. Bill you old fart, find Wayne a new grocery store and use your real estate "expertise" to make it happen. Get the rest of your commissioner pals in on it.